Karuppannan Jaishankar

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Indian criminologist, author, journal publisher, editor, social scientist and professor of criminology at Raksha Shakti University.

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Karuppannan Jaishankar is the founder of cyber criminology as a subdiscipline of criminology, founder and president of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, co-founder of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling, the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and a professor and head of the Department of Criminology at Raksha Shakti University. He earned a B.Sc. in biochemistry from the PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, an M.A. in criminology and a PG Diploma in Geographic Information Systems Management from the University of Madras, and a Ph.D. in criminology.

Best known for his work in cyber criminology, cyber victimology and space transition theory, Jaishankar has published many works on the topic, including Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior, Interpersonal Criminology: Revisiting Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization, and his most recent work, Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology.

Internationally known for his expertise, Jaishankar is an International Ambassador for the British Society of Criminology and is a United Nations Expert on Victims of Terrorism. He has also organized three international conferences for the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology.

He was honored by the National Academy of Sciences in India, who awarded him their SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in Social Sciences in 2012.

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According to Wikipedia, Karuppannan Jaishankar is an Independent Indian criminologist. Earlier he taught at Raksha Shakti University. He is the editor in chief of International Journal of Cyber Criminology and the founding father of Cyber Criminology, an academic sub-discipline of Criminology.

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