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Mr. Ankit Kaushik

Assistant Professor (Legal Research/ Criminal Law)

Mr. Ankit Kaushik is a graduate from National Law University, Jodhpur. He completed his LL.M. from National Law University Delhi with a dual specialization in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining NLUD, Mr. Kaushik has served as an Assistant Professor of Legal Research at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. Mr. Kaushik spearheaded the research team on the Indian Penal Code as a Research Associate with the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws established by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He has previously worked with the Centre for Criminology and Victimology at National Law University Delhi in the capacity of a Research Associate. Mr. Kaushik has successfully managed and executed several major empirical research projects on areas of contemporary relevance such as “Status of Crimes Against Women in Northern Regions of India (ICSSR)”and “Impact and Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2000” (UGC). Mr. Kaushik is the Executive Editor of the Journal for Victimology and Victim Justice.

He has participated in consultative processes with the National Investigation Agency as well as the Bureau of Police Research and Development on the subject of evolving a legal framework surrounding radicalisation and de-radicalisation. He has been awarded the Director General’s Commendation Certificate by the BPRD, Ministry of Home Affairs for his contribution in the form of a Research Project on “Use of Community Policing Mechanisms for Mitigation of Radicalisation and Evolving Effective Mechanisms for De-radicalisation.” Mr. Kaushik has written extensively in the field of criminal law and constitutional law and has multiple research papers, seminar papers, op-eds and blogposts to his credit.

Qualifications

  • UGC NET
  • LL.M. (Criminal Law and Constitutional Law), National Law University Delhi
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), National Law University, Jodhpur

Areas of Interest

  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Victim justice
  •  Critical Criminal Law
  •  Constitutional Theory
  • Legal Research