The Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative, Bangalore codeveloped and provided financial support for the study. In particular, we thank Jacob John and Neelima Karath for their support.
From CLPR, a large research team carried out the study. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Jayna Kothari, Brototi Dutta and Deekshitha Ganesan designed and supervised the study besides writing sections and editing the Report. Ashwini Tallur anchored and coordinated the field teams in the three districts and wrote sections of the Report. Ashmi Krishnan collated and organized data and conducted the first level of data analysis and wrote sections of the Report. Srivanita Neelopant and Nayashree Bhosge co-ordinated with the interns in Dharwad and Tumkur. Advocate A. Neelopant and Advocate Budha Mandela Reddy obtained court records from Magistrate Courts in Tumakuru and Dharwad.
Sachin Tiwari and Praveena Sridhar conducted independent analysis of the data and assisted with the statistical analysis. Siddharth Swaminathan from the Azim Premji University vetted and reviewed the statistical analysis and gave valuable suggestions.
Mr B.L. Jinaralkar (Member Secretary, DLSA, Tumakuru), Ms Anitha F N D’Souza (Principal, BMS College of Law, Bengaluru), and Mr K. Venkatachalapathi Swamy (Principal, Vidyodaya Law College, Tumakuru) enthusiastically supported us and permitted law students from their institutions, to be part of this study gather data from the courts.
The data gathering teams in the various criminal courts consisted of the following law students:
In Bengaluru, from BMS College of Law: Harshitha Manjunath, Karishma Naik, Sneha Kataria and Abhay Prabhu and from School of Law, Christ University: Jehosh Paul, Shashidhar Reddy, Shirisha Reddy, Akshatha Niranjana, Dhanushwali, Janhavi, Rahul K., Diksha Arora
In Dharwad, from University College of Law: Ramappa Mundiganal, Savita N. Mukkal, Sharanabasavaraj, Tejaswini Gundur, Koganuru Virupakshi, Yallappa Aladakatti, Lakshmi, Baleendra S. Bhajantri, Shweta H. Desai, Vidyashree Bapu Damane, Akshata Gajanan Naik and from Karnataka State Law University: Vasudev V. Neeralakeri, Narayan
In Tumakuru, from Vidyodaya Law College: Arpitha H.G, Asharani M., Chaitra H.K., Chandramohan B., Chandrashekhar T., Harshitha S., Lakshmi C.K., Mamatha M.N., Mangala Gowramma A., Meenakshi N., Radhamani K.M., Rakesh, Ranjitha B.R., Ravichandra, Ravikiran G., Santhosh V.P., Shivamma H.G., Sunitha B.K., Sunmati Kumar B.J., T.N. Suresha, Tanuja H.R., Theertha Kumari