Call for Applications | Research Associates (Project on Pre-Trial Processes in India & Preventive Detention in Karnataka)
July 26, 2022
NLSIU is undertaking two criminal justice-related research projects with the support of the Thakur Foundation, for which it invites online applications for two positions of Research Associate. Research Associates will work on these projects under the supervision of faculty members leading these projects. Both projects involve desk, as well as field research.
The first project is on pre-trial issues in India, focusing on two broad themes – excessive pre-trial detention, and the scope and implementation of search and seizure provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Cr.P.C) and special criminal statutes. In the context of excessive pre-trial detention, the project will study the issue of unnecessary arrests, and bail related issues. When dealing with search and seizure, it will focus on the impact that quasi-criminal statutes have had on the criminal justice process, and also the emerging issue of search of digital devices. The two-year project will culminate into a comprehensive research report, which will then be converted into a series of academic publications. More details about the project are available here.
The second project is on preventive detention in Karnataka. This project will focus on studying Karnataka-specific issues relating to preventive detention, including legislative history of preventive detention laws, judicial decisions, and analysis of preventive detention orders.