Re-Imagining Bail Decision Making: An analysis of Bail Practice in Karnataka & Recommendations for Reform

 

The study titled ‘Re-imagining Bail Decision Making’ looks at bail decision making in trial courts in three districts in Karnataka – Bengaluru, Dharwad and Tumakuru. The research focuses on the courts, which are the primary site at which decisions on granting bail are made, to understand what guides the grant or non-grant of bail and what are the factors which decide whether bail is likely to be granted or not. These include the statutory basis for the offence, the nature of offence, its classification as bailable or non-bailable, the punishment prescribed and effective legal representation by lawyers.

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'Re-Imagining Bail Decision Making: An analysis of Bail Practice in Karnataka & Recommendations for Reform' (Sudhir Krishnaswamy,Jayna Kothari,Brototi Dutta&Deekshitha Ganeshan, CLPR, Bangalore, 30 Mar 2020) <https://clpr.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BailReport_AW_Web_Final.pdf> accessed on 06 Jun 2020