Editors Overview

njcl maintains an Editorial Board of practicing researchers from around the world, to ensure manuscripts are handled by editors who are experts in the field of study.

Focus and Scope

About the Journal

The National Journal of Criminal Law [2581-8244(e)] is a peer-reviewed hybrid open-access journal established in 2018 with the primary objective of advancing knowledge in criminal law and order within society. Dedicated to protecting life and liberty, the journal aims to foster critical thinking among students, practitioners, and esteemed professors. It encourages a thorough examination of the objectives of criminal law and facilitates scrutiny of recent developments in the field.

Focus and Scope

  • Criminal Proceedings in India: In-depth exploration of criminal charges, bail procedures, convictions or acquittals, burden of proof, and the determination of guilt or innocence, Analysis of cognizable and non-cognizable offenses, territorial extent, and the roles of various entities, including courts, police, public prosecutors, and defense councils.
  • Criminal Justice System & Social Defence: Comprehensive coverage of government agencies, rehabilitation of offenders, crime prevention, and moral support for victims, Exploration of criminal justice ethics, reforms, and factors threatening public safety and moral welfare.
  • The Basic Element of Crime: Analysis of key elements such as actus reus, causation, harm, concurrence, mens rea, and the philosophy behind punishment.
  • Stages in Committing a Crime: Examination of the stages in committing a crime, including intention, preparation, attempt, accomplishment, and mental or psycho stages.
  • Crime Relating to Women – Historical Retrospect: Focus on crimes historically affecting women, including rape, kidnapping, dowry-related offenses, torture, and gender-based discrimination.
  • Prostitution: Exploration of various aspects of prostitution, including its economic, social, and health dimensions, Analysis of factors like information technology, HIV–AIDS, and psychosocial aspects related to prostitution.
  • Rape: Comprehensive coverage of rape, including prevalence, sexual violence, crime geography, and the legal discourse surrounding sexual assault, Exploration of factors such as incapacitated rape, forcible rape, and societal perceptions.
  • Dowry Death: In-depth analysis of dowry-related crimes, intentional deaths, and societal determinants, Examination of criminal classifications, police procedures, and mortality in dowry-related cases.
  • Domestic Violence: Exploration of domestic violence, its prevalence, and the impact on children’s developmental risk and mental health, Analysis of factors like abuse, family dynamics, divorce, and the legal aspects of warrantless arrests.
  • Sexual Harassment at the Workplace: In-depth coverage of workplace-related offenses, including physical and non-physical violence, bullying, and discrimination, Exploration of societal movements like #MeToo, social media’s role, and ethical considerations in workplace harassment.

The National Journal of Criminal Law invites scholarly contributions aligned with its focus and scope, fostering a deeper understanding of criminal law, justice systems, and their societal implications. The journal serves as a platform for critical analysis and discussion on various aspects of criminal law, contributing to the broader legal discourse.