K. Jaishankar

K. Jaishankar, PhD, is a senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli, India. During November 2009 - April 2010, he was a Commonwealth Fellow 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 (http://www.cybercrimejournal.com) and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (http://www.ijcjs.co.nr). He is the founding president of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (http://www.sascv.org) and founding executive director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (http://www.cybervictims.org). He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 2009–2010 tenable, from the University of Leeds. He was a member of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime core group of experts (15-member group) on identity-related crime (2007–2008) and a member of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations working group on cyber crime during the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme in Milan, Italy. He was recently appointed as a fellow of the African Centre for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention. He was a co-investigator of an international grant funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada to develop a profile of cyber bullying, inform the current policy vacuum, and develop guidelines to help schools address cyber bullying. Among the recent books he has written and/or edited are: Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, in press); Cyber Bullying: Profile and Policy Guidelines (DOCCJ, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India, 2009); International Perspectives on Crime and Justice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2009); Trends and Issues of Victimology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2008); and Crime Victims and Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Principles (Serial Publications, New Delhi, 2008). He pioneered the development of the new field of cyber criminology and is the proponent of the space transition theory of cyber crimes. His areas of academic competence include cyber criminology, victimology, crime mapping, Geographic Information Systems, communal violence, theoretical criminology, policing, and crime prevention.

Publications

Cyber Crime and the Victimization of Women: Laws, Rights and Regulations
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 264 pages.
While women benefit from using new digital and Internet technologies for self-expression, networking, and professional activities, cyber victimization remains an...
Cyber Victimization of Women and Cyber Laws in India
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 15 pages.
This chapter provides a situational analysis of cyber crimes against women in India and laws that prevent cyber victimization in general and women in particular....
Cyber Crime Against Women and Regulations in Australia
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 8 pages.
This chapter deals with the legal regulations that protect Australian women in cyber space. Various issues that are discussed in this chapter are: Cyber...
Cyber Laws for Preventing Cyber Crimes Against Women in Canada
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 12 pages.
This chapter gives an overview of laws related to cyber crimes against in general and women in particular. Though there are no specific laws that were developed to...
Legal Treatment of Cyber Crimes Against Women in USA
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 13 pages.
US, is one country, which started the evolution of the Internet and also the first to be affected and the first to retaliate to the ugly side of the Internet, the...
Definition, Typology and Patterns of Victimization
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 27 pages.
In this chapter, an attempt is made to operationally define cyber crimes against women, as we have found that the definitions of cyber crimes have changed in the...
Etiology, Motives, and Crime Hubs
Debarati Halder, K. Jaishankar. © 2012. 14 pages.
This chapter describes on the various aspects that surround victimization of women in the cyberspace and goes in depth to analyze the reasons for such...