Prof. Dr. Karuppannan Jaishankar
Head of the Department of Criminology
Raksha Shakti University
Professor K. Jaishankar is Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He has published more than 100 publications, including articles, editorials, book chapters and books. He is the recipient of the prestigious “National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) - SCOPUS Young Scientist Award (2012) – Social Sciences” and ISC – S. S. Srivastava Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology. His areas of academic competence are victimology, cyber criminology, crime mapping, GIS, communal violence, policing, and crime prevention.
K. Jaishankar is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is the founder President of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and founder Executive Director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC). He was also a Discussant in the “Opening Discussion: Focusing on victims of crime – Comparing crime patterns and improving practice. Researchers’ advice to policy” of the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11-13, 2012 at Stockholm, Sweden and responded to questions of Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice, and Paula Teixeria da Cruz, the Portugese Minister for Justice. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands and 15th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 5 – 9, July 2015, Perth, Western Australia. He was also a member of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Core Group of Experts (15 member group) on identity-related crime (2007-08). He is a Member of the Membership and Advancement Committee, World Society of Victimology (WSV), International Advisory Board member of the Center for the Research and Development of Positive Criminology, Department of Criminology, Bar Illan University, Israel, Advisory Board Member of the Center for Cybercrime Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA, and Member of the International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada. He was an Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer to deliver guest lectures at Amity University, Guru Gobind Indraprastha University and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi. He was a Commonwealth Fellow (2009-2010) at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK and has completed a research project on Victims of Cyber Crimes. He is a Member of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology (ISC). He is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime prevention. He was recently appointed as an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC).