International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences


Editorial Board


K. Jaishankar -  Editor-in-Chief

Prof. K. Jaishankar PhD is the founder President of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and founder Executive Director (Honarary) of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC). He was formerly the Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University (Police and Internal Security University), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He was earlier a faculty member at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published more than hundred publications, including articles, books, book chapters and editorials. 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. He was a Commonwealth Fellow (2009-2010) at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK . He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. He He was a member of the UNODC (United Nations office of Drugs and Crime) 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. He was 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 15th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 5 – 9, July 2015, at Perth, Australia and 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands. He is an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) and a United Nations Expert on Issues of Victims of Terrorism. He is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime prevention. His areas of Academic Competence are Cyber Criminology, Victimology, Crime mapping, GIS, Communal violence, Policing, and Crime prevention.

Curtis R. Blakely  -  Managing Editor

Curtis R. Blakely, is currently a Lecturer at the University of Wyoming. Earlier, he was an faculty member of Justice Systems at the Truman State University, USA. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska, a specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri, and a doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Curtis has served as a probation/parole officer for the State of Missouri, was a classification specialist for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, and has served as a police training specialist for the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department and for Eastern Kentucky University's Regional Community Policing Institute. Curtis has written several books including: Socio-Physics: Applying the Natural Sciences to Criminal Justice and Penology Revised/Expanded Edition (2017) and Socio-Physics: Applying the Natural Sciences to Criminal Justice and Penology (2016) each of which were co-authored with his wife Dr. Michelle Blakely; Prisons, Penology and Penal Reform: An Introduction to Institutional Specialization (2007); and America’s Prisons: The Movement toward Profit and Privatization (2005). Additional publications include What Podolsky, Einstein and Others Have Taught Me About Greatness (Socrates, 2016); Sub-Atomic Particles and Prisoners: A Novel Examination of Socio-Physics and Penology (IJCJS, 2011); Bio-Penology: The Protean Approach co-authored with former student Alice Walkley (L.A.E. Journal, 2010); and A Physicist, a Philosopher and a Politician: What Penologists can Learn from Einstein, Kant and Churchill also co-authored with Alice Walkley (IJC, 2010). An article written by Curtis was cited in a legal brief argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and his insights on prison privatization were showcased in a London Times article. He has also created a scholarly initiative that assists students to write for publication and has held elected positions with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Correctional Association. Curtis currently volunteers with the Lint Center for National Security Studies and with Criminologists Without Borders. Curtis has trained with the FBI, helped establish an internship program with the Secret Service's Electronics Crime Laboratory (South East Region) and accepted an invitation from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to provide guidance to instructional staff at their National Training Academy. Curtis is the recipient of numerous honors including a commendation from the State of New Mexico for his capture of an escaped felon. The Blakelys have donated items of scientific significance to the Einstein Papers Project (Caltech), Xavier University's Physics Department, the Niels Bohr Library and Archives, and the Great Library at Alexandria, Egypt.


Debarati Halder Editor

Debarati Halder, PhD is an Advocate and legal scholar. She is the Honorary managing director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC),  India and currently she is the Professor of Legal Studies at the Unitedworld School of Law, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. She received her LLB from the University of Calcutta and her master’s degree in international and constitutional law from the University of Madras. She holds a PhD degree from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, India. She has co-authored two books titled ‘Cyber Crime and the Victimization of Women: Laws, Rights and Regulations (IGI Global, 2012) and Cyber Crime Against Women in India (SAGE, 2017) and authored a book, Child Sexual Abuse in India (Sage, 2018). She has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in peer-reviewed books. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals, including the British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Law and Religion, Victims and Offenders; Murdoch University E-Journal of Law; ERCES Online Quarterly Review; TMC Academic Journal (Singapore); Temida and Indian Journal of Criminology & Criminalistics; and edited volumes, Crimes of the Internet, Trends and Issues of Victimology, Cyber Criminology. Debarati’s research interests include constitutional law, international law, victim rights, cyber crimes and laws. She has presented her research works at many international conferences including the International Conference for Social Media for Good, Istanbul, Turkey held during 15-17, May 2015 and Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11–13, 2012.


Mahfuzul I. Khondaker - Associate Editor

Mahfuzul I. Khondaker, Ph. D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has taught in Bangladesh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Fayetteville State University before joining Kutztown University. He has published several articles and book reviews and presented in numerous conferences. Currently he is an editorial board member of the Prison Journal published by Sage. He teaches course on criminology theory, research methodology, juvenile justice, introduction to criminal justice, crime prevention, and comparative justice systems. His research interests include crime and justice issues in Bangladesh, juvenile delinquency, crime and delinquency prevention, crime and perceptions of crime among the South Asian immigrants, women and victimization, and crime in the Third World countries.


Megha Desai  -  Associate Editor

Megha Desai Asher holds an Under Graduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice System and Post Graduate Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Griffith University, Australia. She is presently based in India as a freelance journalist contributing to The Times of India (a leading Indian Newspaper) and an online news community portal, The Local News Magazine. She has also freelanced with India’s leading women’s magazine Femina. She is also an independent researcher, contributing articles to peer reviewed journals/books and presenting at international conferences.  Along with writing and research work she has also delivered Lectures and Presentations on Cyber Crime Prevention at universities and colleges in Coimbatore City, where she is currently residing.



Amit Thakre Assistant Editor

Amit Thakre was an Assistant Professor at the LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi,India. Earlier, he was a Trained Criminologist at the Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat and was  a Research Consultant of the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, India. He was a University Grants Commission (UGC)  funded Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the winner of the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) Gold Medal for the presentation of Best Empirical Paper at the “Thirty-Seventh All India Criminology Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology”, held during February 28, 2014 to March 2, 2014 at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) at Patiala, India. He holds a Master degree in Criminology from National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University) and has worked as guest faculty member at Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur. His areas of research are crime prevention and community policing.

Priti Bharadwaj -  Editorial Assistant

Priti Bharadwaj is an independent researcher specializing in prisoners’ rights and prison reforms. She has an undergraduate degree with a double major in Criminology and Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada and currently she is pursuing a Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco, USA. She worked as a Consultant for the Prison Reforms Programme in Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international nonprofit organization headquartered in New Delhi, India. During her tenure at CHRI, Priti analyzed government policies; advocated prisoners’ rights; and organized awareness campaigns. She worked extensively for the release of pre-trial detainees (under-trials) unduly detained due to lack of legal representation, particularly in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. Her findings are reported in the publication - Pre-trial Detention & Access to Justice in Orissa. She has published six publications on various aspects of the Indian prison systems, including the only study in India critiquing the practice of Jail Adalats (prison courts) – Liberty at the Cost of Innocence. As a result of her interventions about the lack of basic amenities and inhuman conditions prevailing in the sub-jails of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court ordered the Maharashtra Prison Department to take necessary actions and ensure the basic standards. To spread public awareness about the realities of the prison system, Priti conceptualized and developed India’s first media campaign about the challenge of access to justice in the prison system.

Megha Shree -  Editorial Assistant

Megha Shree is a UGC Junior Research fellow pursuing her M.Phil. (Development Studies) at Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. She has done Masters in Criminology from Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (Ministry of Home Affairs) and was awarded the Masters degree from Guru Gobind Indraprastha University. She has been an intern at reputed organizations viz. National Institute of Social Defence (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India. She has authored articles which are under publication on Criminology and Correctional Administration, Human Rights, Women, Migration and Domestic work etc. She was an organizing coordinator of the First International Conference of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology held during 15-17 January 2011, Jaipur, India.

E. Enanalap Periyar -  Editorial Assistant

E. Enanalap Periyar is presently an Assistant Professor in the the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. His thesis focuses on Victim offender relationship.

R. Rochin Chandra -  Editorial Assistant

R. Rochin Chandra is presently the Director of the Centre for Criminology and Public Policy, Udaipur, Rajathan, India. He has completed this MPhil Degree in Criminology from the Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He received his Master’s degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice Science from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. In his Master’s degree, he received the prestigious ‘Prof. Stanley Yeldell Gold Medal’ and he was recognized as a ‘Young Change Maker’ in India.


Leepaxi Gupta -  Editorial Assistant

Leepaxi Gupta has completed her Undergraduate degree in Law from the Guru Gobind Indraprastha University, New Delhi.



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