Dr. K. Jaishankar PhD is the President of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). He is presently a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, MSU & Member of Syndicate (Board of Management), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published more than 101 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”.
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 www.cybercrimejournal.com and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences www.ijcjs.co.nr He is the founder Executive Director of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC). 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 and Member of the International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada.
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 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands and Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11-13, 2012 at Stockholm, Sweden. He is recently appointed as 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. His areas of Academic Competence are Victimology, Young people in Conflict with Law, Cyber Criminology, Crime mapping, GIS, Communal violence, Policing, and Crime prevention.