Call for Papers

Crime and Criminal Justice are vast and fascinating issues that highlight the complexity of defining and solving social problems. Crime and society are very closely inter-linked. One important aspect of criminal law is victimisation of vulnerable groups, particularly through the use of cyber space and the other important aspect is irregularities in criminal justice administration.

Therefore it is of imperative concern of academicians, research scholars, law makers and law enforcing mechanisms in particular and of the members of society in general to understand these issues of criminal law and contribute in amelioration of all related concerns.

The present seminar shall focus on such aspects of criminal law and help in providing a research based platform for brain storming and providing ways and means for amelioration.

Papers are invited for presentation in the seminar in any of the following sub themes:

Vulnerability and victimization in criminal law

 Victim support in criminal law

 Conventional and Innovative criminal justice responses

 Pitfalls and misuse of enactments meant for protection against atrocities, dowry, domestic violence and sexual harassment.

 Hostility of system towards persons involved in victim assistance

 Judicial approach to victim compensation

Victimizationn of the accused and witnesses in criminal justice administration

Revisiting Criminal Laws due to challenges from new forms of victimization in cyber space

 Response of criminal laws to male victims of cyber crimes

 Restorative Justice and therapeutic Jurisprudence

 Cyber violence against women

 Changes in IT Act, 2000 and its impact on cyber victimization

 Lack of mechanisms to investigate cyber related offences

 Prevalence and economic impact of cyber crimes

Deficiencies, irregularities and extraneous considerations in criminal justice administration

 Judiciary and media

 Procedural lacunae in criminal investigations

 Investigative negligence

 Political interference in matters of trial

 Special treatment accorded in trial of influential offenders

 Disparity and discrimination in sentencing


4th June, 2016


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Abstracts not exceeding 300 words are required to be forwarded for consideration on or before 4th June, 2016 to

All abstracts shall be placed before a Committee constituted for the purpose and if accepted, the author(s) shall be informed on or before 7th June 2016.

Full papers in accordance with the guidelines prescribed for article writing, shall be accepted if they are received on or before 16 th June 2016. These articles, after peer review, shall be embodied in the special issue on Criminal Law of Kare Law Journal with ISSN Number, an annual publication of the institution.

There shall be an award for the best article submitted at the seminar which shall be judged by Editorial Board of Kare Law Journal.

Acceptance of abstracts, peer review and award of best article submitted shall be carried out without revealing the name(s) or institution of the author(s) and all such decisions shall be treated as final and binding.

Submission Guidelines

1. An article must be an original work of the author(s) and no part of the article shall be copied or lifted from any single source. Article contributors are solely responsible for any issues arising out of plagiarism and neither the Editorial Board of Kare Law Journal nor G.R. Kare College of Law, Margao-Goa will be liable for the same.

2. An article shall be in double line spacing, font size 12, Times New Roman, inclusive of footnotes and any other explanations, by adopting MLA citation style and shall ordinarily not exceed 8000 words. Use margins of 1.25 inches on the left and 1.00 inch on all other sides. The article shall be accompanied by submission of an abstract of 300 words and about five Keywords is compulsory.

3. Selection of articles will be done through peer review by the Editorial Board and the decision of the Board is final and binding.

4. Articles which are selected shall be the copyright of the G R Kare College of Law, Margao-Goa. Articles that are under consideration by other journals shall not be considered for publication.

5. The author(s) shall be consulted prior to publication, if the Editorial Board desires to make any substantial changes to any article.

6. Articles submitted and not selected for publication will be returned to the author(s).

7. Articles shall be sent via email to or shall reach Dr. Saba da Silva, The Editor, Kare Law Journal, G R Kare College of Law, PO Box 777, Tansor, Comba, Margao-Goa, India.


The seminar is divided into three sessions in accordance with the themes above referred. Each session shall have a keynote speaker and a chair.

The time line for the seminar is as under:

8:30 am: Registration confirmation and Seminar kit distribution

9:00 am : Inauguration function

9:45 am: Tea break

10:15 am: Session I

12:00 noon: Session II

1:45 pm: Lunch break

2:45 pm: Session III

5:00 pm: Valedictory function

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  1. In Criminal cases the role of Public Prosecutors is also very important. I think Govts. are not concentrating more on imparting appropriate training to the Public Prosecutors selected from the Panel of Advocates. Generally Advocates selected from the Advocates Panel are practiced as Defense Counsels. The entire case is depending on latest position of law, facts of the case and suitable judgments i.e. in support of the accused or in support of prosecution.

    If the Govt. declares any Addl. Dist and Session Judge Court as Special Courts to try commercial laws or direct or indirect laws, how to select the Standing Counsels? Union Home Ministry has to focus attention on imparting training to Addl. P.Ps. and has to take steps to pay appropriate remuneration. Low remuneration will kill the zeal to represent the case.

    The Seminar has to highlight the problems being faced by the Addl. P.Ps. or Asst. P.Ps. or P.P.s and has to examine the role of P.Ps. in the administration of criminal justice system.

    Latest discussions or topics or latest Laws are not known clearly to all Trial Court Advocates. There is a lot of communication gap among Trial Court, High Court and Supreme Court Advocates and Law firms, Law colleges or Law Universities.

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