CfP: Seminar on Indian Criminal Justice System in the New Millennium at PES University, Bangalore [Nov 23]: Submit by Nov 10: Expired

Concept Note

There is no gainsaying the fact that an effective criminal justice system has been regarded as a quintessential prerequisite for the orderly functioning of a society. It’s said that disputes and quarrels are as old as hills, and conflicts are second nature to human beings. But, the ancients had realized quite early on that unless the criminal elements were regulated and restrained, mankind would become extinct within no time.

Admittedly, criminal justice system has undergone sweeping changes since time immemorial. It has been influenced by various doctrines and dogmas. It has experienced a sense of déjà vu at times, and a feeling of legal demarche at other times. From being a strict deterrent system through reformative regime to victim compensation and plea bargaining, criminal justice system has come a long way.

India, under the British, was one of the early colonies that experimented with a codified criminal law, and saw a paradigm shift in streamlining of the same. Indian Penal Code, the substantive bedrock of the country’s criminal justice regime, has strengthened the hands of the law enforcement since its inception. Several post-Constitution legislation have successfully reinforced the nuances of the adversarial system.

However, the last decade of the 20th century witnessed a socio-economic-cultural and technological revolution on an unprecedented scale, and it ushered in a tumultuous milieu all around. While it resulted in a new wave of unforeseen crimes such as money laundering, hate crimes, terrorism, etc., it also enabled the security forces to solve the crimes with the help of groundbreaking technology like DNA test, polygraph, ethical hacking and others. In between this scenario, the changing moral and ethical standards resulted in decriminalization of some socio-legal offences and criminalized some practices that were taken for granted. This period also saw rising crimes against women and children.

India is currently undergoing this phase wherein the new-gen offences and defenses are making the revisiting of the criminal justice system sine qua non. This seminar aims to appreciate the changing facets of criminal law in India in the backdrop of the global scenario with the following sub-themes.


Sub- Theme I: Socio-legal Implications of Criminalization of Triple Talaq Sub- Theme II: Mob Lynching: Challenges and Solutions
Sub- Theme III: White Collar Crimes in India
Sub- Theme IV: Use of Technology in Criminal Investigation
Sub- Theme V: Substance Use and Abuse in Adolescents: Need for Intervention
Sub- Theme VI: Online Gaming: Prohibition vs. Regulation
Sub- Theme VII: Social Media and Crime: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Sub- Theme VIII: Violence against Women and Children: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
Sub- Theme IX: Criminal Laws and LGBTQ+
Sub- Theme X: Scaling down of Adultery

The following themes are only generic; the participants are free to work on more specific areas under the above-mentioned themes.

About The Organizer

PES University, located in Bengaluru, India is one of the country’s leading teaching and research universities. The University is committed to providing “education for the real world” that inspires students to realize their potential. Our students graduate with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment. Over the years, we have accomplished this with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.

Submission Details

The concept note shall be a minimum of 500 words and shall not exceed 1000 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page, containing the following details:

  • Title of the Paper and Sub-Theme
  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Name of the Institution
  • E-mail Address and Contact number
  • Postal Address

Papers regarding the above mentioned sub-themes can be submitted for discussion at the seminar subject to the following submission guidelines.


  • Following the presentation on the day of the seminar, the participants will be required to submit their full paper in line with the recommendations given by the Chair/ Moderators designated to the sub-themes of discussion.
  • The Full paper has to be submitted within a maximum of 21 days, i.e. 14th of December, 2019.
  • Subject to the decision of the University Editorial Committee, the final papers would be published.
  • Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. In case of co-authorship both the authors need to be physically present on the day of the seminar.
  • No Proxy presentations will be allowed.

Formatting Requirements

  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of 1.0.
  • One-inch margins should be maintained on all four sides.
  • Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition/ 20th Edition.
  • All Concept Note submissions are to be made in Microsoft Word (.doc) 2007/2010 format. Full paper has to be submitted in PDF.

All submissions for the seminar have to be electronically mailed with the subject as “Submission of Abstract/ Concept note”, as the case may be, and bearing the name(s) of the author(s) as the file names, only at the following address:

nslaw@pes.edu and cc to udayasimhang@pes.edu


Participants must fill in the online Registration form by clicking on this link or scanning the below QR Code.

qr code seminar REGISTRATION

The Registration Fee includes seminar materials, working lunch and refreshments during the days of the Seminar.

Note: The Registration Fee does not include accommodation / travel allowance. The participants are herewith required to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging. Please note that Registration Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.



DD (from Nationalised Bank preferably) shall be drawn in favour of “PES UNIVERSITY GENERAL FUND” payable at Bengaluru. The DD can be sent by post or by hand at the following address:

Prof. Udaya Simha N G Faculty of Law, Panini Block 4th Floor, PES University, Outer Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka- 560085. Mob: 9590277381


Name of the Beneficiary: PES UNIVERSITY-GENERAL FUND, Current A/C No. 589301010050057,
Branch code: 558931
Branch: PESIT Branch, 100 ft Ring Road, B.S.K 3rd Stage, Bengaluru 560085.
IFSC: UBIN0558931
MICR: 560026037

Note: Kindly mail the screen shot of the UTR number to confirm the receipt of the same. Cover letter, Registration form and DD / screenshot of Online Transaction payment should be sent in soft copies to nslaw@pes.edu, cc to udayasimhang@pes.edu

Important Dates

Last Date for Concept Note/Abstract Submission: 10th November, 2019
Communication of Selected Abstract: 15th November, 2019
Last date of Registration: 10th November, 2019
National Seminar: 23rd November, 2019
Full paper Submission: 14th December, 2019

Registration Fee

Students: Rs. 500/-
Students (co-authorship): Rs.750/-
Academics/ Professionals / Research scholars: Rs.1000/-
Academics/ Professionals / Research scholars (co-authorship): Rs.1250/-


Cash prizes will be presented for two best presentations under the following two categories:

Academics/ Professionals / Research scholars 

I Best Paper Presentation – INR 5000
II Best Paper Presentation – INR 3000


I Best Paper Presentation – INR 5000
II Best Paper Presentation – INR 3000


All clarifications and communication can be made to the following e-mail address: “nslaw@pes.edu” AND CC TO UDAYASIMHANG@PES.EDU.

Furthermore, the contact details of the Faculty Coordinator, Student Conveners and Co-conveners are provided below. Any of them can be contacted between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM regarding any queries regarding the event.

Official Mail: nslaw@pes.edu

Faculty Coordinator

Prof. Udaya Simha N G: +91 80 26729994

Student Convenor

Ms. Kruti U Nadig: +91 9036195987
Ms. Priyanka S Madane: +91 9844820095

Student Co-Convenor

Mr. Maheen Qureshi: +91 9738233825
Ms. Brundashree R.: +91 9972122419

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