Call for Narratives by Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology, RGNUL Punjab

About the Organization

The Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology (CCV) has been purposefully established under the able leadership of Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL, to provide critical and necessitated focus towards fostering the objective of carrying fundamental and applied research on the evolving aspects of the transformative criminal justice system including the dimensions of victimology and criminology as particular areas of interest. The Centre understands and caters to the progressive and dynamic nature of the developing criminal jurisprudence in India and across the world and therefore, firmly intends to conceptualize pro-victim research, training, policy analysis, and consultancy with specifically prioritizing the aspect of interdisciplinary approach while fulfilling the desired goals. The Centre for Criminal Law and Victimology (CCV) aims at contributing towards the fundamental and applied research and action in the field of Criminology, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Victim Justice, and Victimology. The Centre is uniquely determined to examine, express, elucidate and expedite the systematic delivery and efficient redressal of the rights of the victim within the comprehensive criminal justice system in India to mitigate the hardships faced by the victims.

The center invites submissions on any of the following themes-


● Fraud during the COVID-19 Pandemic

● Cheating during the COVID-19 Pandemic


1. The main body of text in all submissions should be typed in the ‘Times New Roman’ font size-12, Line Spacing 1.5 and ‘Justified’ alignment.

2. Word limit for each submission is 500-3000 words (exclusive of endnotes).

3. The Narratives should: ● Explicitly mention timeline of the incident that happened; ● Include details regarding the courts in which the case has been filed, eg-Sessions Court, High Court, Supreme Court, tribunals, commissions, etc.; ● Include summary of laws concerning a case and hyperlinks for relevant legal sources and other information, including any laws, facts or other legal documents which are mentioned.

4. The narratives should refrain from: ● Mentioning the names of the concerned parties, especially where serious offences are concerned (Use pseudonyms); ● Including emotional context as much as possible.

5. The entries should be submitted only in a uniform format (.doc/.docx).

6. If there are any references which are required to be given alongside the submitted narrative(s), please use endnotes. For endnotes, any standard and uniform citation style shall be followed.

7. The manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact details, and email for future reference [Authors are requested not to put their names anywhere in the main manuscript, unless the author(s) is/are the victim(s) themselves].

8. The author should attach a declaration form of authenticity which includes the consent of the victim for publishing the narrative as well as an author’s declaration regarding authenticity of facts, opinions, or views stated in the submitted manuscript.

9. Submission of the narratives shall be reviewed on a rolling basis and the receipt of submissions shall be conveyed at the earliest. The Editorial board may take upto 02 weeks for the review of the submissions.


All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format and the manuscripts must be e-mailed to [email protected] and the subject of the email should be titled “Submission for CCV NARRATIVES – NAME OF THE PERSON”. Intimation of acceptance or suggested changes shall be conveyed within a week of submission.

For any queries, feel free to drop us a mail at [email protected] or contact the following: Student Members ● Vashisht Marwaha – 8360801339 ● Aastha Singh – 9971585450

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