Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women
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Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women

Debarati Halder (Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), India & Unitedworld School of Law, India) and K. Jaishankar (Raksha Shakti University, India)
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Release Date: February, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 344|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2472-4
ISBN13: 9781522524724|ISBN10: 152252472X|EISBN13: 9781522524731


Law is a multi-dimensional aspect of modern society that constantly shifts and changes over time. In recent years, the practice of therapeutic jurisprudence has increased significantly as a valuable discipline.

Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the strategic role of jurisprudential practices to benefit women and protect women’s rights. Highlighting a range of perspectives on topics such as reproductive rights, workplace safety, and victim-offender overlap, this book is ideally designed for academics, practitioners, policy makers, students, and practitioners seeking research on utilizing the law as a social force in modern times.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Female Prisoners
  • Labor Exploitation
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Victim-Offender Overlap
  • Workplace Safety

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Debarati Halder, PhD, is an Advocate and legal scholar. Currently, she is Research Officer, Unitedworld School of Law, Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Managing Director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), 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 against Women in India (Sage, November 2016) and Cyber Crime and the Victimization of Women: Laws, Rights and Regulations (IGI Global, July 2011). 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. She has presented her research works at many international conferences including the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11–13, 2012 and the International Conference on Social Media for Good, held during May 15-16, 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey. She was a resource person in various programmes conducted by the National Commission for Women, unicef, Facebook, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Women Christian College (Kolkata & Chennai), Loyola College, North Eastern Police Academy, Assam State Child right protection council and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Debarati’s research interests include constitutional law, international law, victim rights, cyber crimes and laws.
K. Jaishankar (Jaii), PhD, is presently the Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University (Police and Internal Security University), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Prior to this present position, Professor Jai served as 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. Professor Jai was a Commonwealth Fellow (2009-2010) at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK, and has completed a research project on victims of cyber crimes. 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 is the founding President of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) ( and founding Executive Director (Honorary) of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) ( He was a member of the UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime) Core Group of Experts on Identity-related Crime (2007-08). He is a member of the Membership and Advancement Committee, World Society of Victimology (WSV); International Advisory Board for the Center for the Research and Development of Positive Criminology, Department of Criminology, Bar Illan University, Israel; Advisory Board for the Center for Cybercrime Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA; the International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada; and the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology (ISC); as well as Fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime Prevention. 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 2012 Stockholm Criminology Symposium, and responded to questions of Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice, and Paula Teixeria da Cruz, the Portuguese Minister for Justice. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 15th World Society of Victimology Symposium held July 2015, at Perth, Australia, and at the 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held in May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands. He was recently appointed as an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC). He is founder of the academic discipline, Cyber Criminology (2007), and is the proponent of the Space Transition Theory of Cyber Crimes (2008). His areas of Academic Competence are Victimology, Cyber Criminology, Crime mapping, GIS, Communal violence, Policing, and Crime prevention.