Indian Criminologist with an International Outlook
I am the Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University (Public funded, Police & Internal Security University established by the State of Gujarat, under UGC, India), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. I am the Founder of "CYBER CRIMINOLOGY"© (2007) & "CYBER VICTIMOLOGY"© (2015) and Founding President of the South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology (2009) & Honorary Executive Director of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (2009).
Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship – 2009-10 tenable at the University of Leeds, UK.
Discussant in the Opening Ceremony at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11-13, 2012 at Stockholm, Sweden.
ISC - Prof. S. S. Srivastava Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology (2013).
I am the founder of the academic discipline "Cyber Criminology" and I coined the term "Cyber Criminology" in 2007 and I defined cyber criminology as “the study of causation of crimes that occur in the cyberspace and its impact in the physical space”.
I also coined the term "Cyber Victimology" in 2015 and I defined cyber victimology as "the study of forms of online victimization, its impact on victims, and responses of society and systems.”
To further the discipline, I have developed a theory for cyber crimes and I call it "Space Transition Theory"+ details
I am the founder Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of two Diamond open access international journals, where the author(s) / readers need not pay/subscribe and it is totally free.
- International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Frazer
President - South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV)
Executive Director - Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling+ details
I have visited Australia, Spain, Republic of Korea, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, Italy, UK, Thailand, Turkey, Israel, Canada and USA on academic assignments.
Keynote Speaker at the 14th & the 15th World Society of Victimology Symposiums held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at Hague, The Netherlands and 5– 9, May 2015, at Perth, Australia.