Call for Chapters: GNLU’s Book on Changing Dynamics of Policing and Police Administration in India: Submit by March 7

About GNLU

Gujarat National Law University is a National Law University established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003 in the state of Gujarat. The university is located at Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat and is located 23 kilometres north of the city of Ahmedabad.

Recognizing that a comprehensive appreciation of the technicalities, complexities and patterns of criminal law are indispensable for realizing the goals of the law, the University established the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice Sciences, as a centre of excellence to carry on research in the niche area of Criminal Law.

About the Book

Dr. Anjani Singh Tomar and Dr. Saira Gori are Associate and Assistant Professors of Law respectively at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. They are inviting contributors to submit chapters for their book on ‘Changing Dynamics of Policing and Police Administration in India.’

The present proposal of the book on the topic of Law related to Police and Police Administration aims at finding out the issues on the topic & how they can be addressed. The outline of the book is prepared as a part of the curriculum present in many law schools across the country. Also, it is an effort to strengthen the knowledge base for the issues related to one of the oldest institutions of our country.

Presently the Police structure is based on the colonial set up. Major Law commissions have reported having changed from time to time. But as we see, this institution much remains on the old foundations only. Today when we are entering into the era of artificial intelligence and society being changed drastically, it is high time that our Police should also be reformed. The present edition of the book aims at the same aspect.


The Chapters are invited from the below themes but are not limited to these. Chapters on any topic related to these can also be considered for publication.

  1. Origin and Growth of Indian Police
  2. Police as an Enforcement Agency
  3. Investigation
  4. Police Image Public Perception of Police
  5. Comparative Police System
  6. Police and Special Laws
  7. Contemporary Issues on Police
How to Submit?

Professors, Researchers, Practitioners and Law Students are invited to submit Chapters. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. The authors must send original works only.

All citations must be in conformity with the Bluebook (19th ed.) form of citation.

Authors are requested to submit their manuscript electronically on or before 07th March 2020 at gcrcjs[


The book will be published with an established publishing house of International/ National repute & will carry an ISBN number.

Author’s Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to help you with the preparation of your manuscript.

Abstract: All the entries should be accompanied by an abstract which should not exceed 200 words.

An ideal abstract should have the following subheads:

  • Introduction to the topic
  • Background of the Topic
  • Brief Structure of the article
  • Theme font should be Times new roman with 12 as font size with 1.5 spacing with justified text
  • Margin should be 1” from all sides

Keywords: At least five keywords must be mentioned in all the entries.

Main text: Manuscript length should be of 5000 to 10000 words (Inclusive of footnotes and abstract). Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 spacing, Justified, with a margin of an inch on all sides.

Footnotes: Times New Roman, Font size 10. Bluebook citation style (19th edition) is to be followed while citing any authority.

Submission declaration: Submission of a chapter implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder.

Plagiarism: The authors are required to take special care in citing all the sources that they will refer to in their submissions. Submission of a chapter implies that the work is original and not plagiarized in any manner. If any plagiarism shall be found only author/s of the chapter will be responsible.

Authorship: Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of two authors.

  • Publisher Details: The book shall be published by an International/National Publisher having ISBN.
  • No hidden fees for Publication
  • E-reprint of Chapter shall be provided to contributor/s
Contact Details

Mayank Gupta (+91 96545 56836)

Shivaang Maheshwari (+91 85740 40041)

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