Karuppannan Jaishankar

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K. Jaishankar
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Other namesJaishankar Karuppannan
EducationMA PhD (Criminology); PG Diploma in GIS Management
Alma materPSG College of Arts and Science (Bharathiar University), and University of Madras
OccupationTeaching, Research, Consultancy
Known forCyber Criminology, Space Transition Theory
AwardsNational Academy of Sciences, India -SCOPUS Young Scientist Award -2012
Scientific career
FieldsCriminology, Cyber Criminology, Victimology
InstitutionsRaksha Shakti University, University of Leeds, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC)

Karuppannan Jaishankar is an Independent Indian Criminologist. He is the founding Father of Cyber Criminology,[1][2] an academic sub-discipline of Criminology.

Career & Education[edit]

Jaishankar was earlier the Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University (Now Rashtriya Raksha University) Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.

He was a Commonwealth Academic Fellow during 2009–2010 at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds.[3]

He is the proponent of the "space transition theory", which holds that people behave differently online than they do in real life.[4][5]

He is the founder president of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) which works with motto "to develop Criminology and Victimology in the South Asian region" [6] and has organized four international conferences of SASCV as the General Chair (Jaipur, 2011, Kanyakumari, 2013, Goa, 2016 and Ahmedabad, 2020).[7]

He founded the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) which works with the motto to prevent cyber victimization and protect cyber victims.[8]

He earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, an M.A. in Criminology, a PG Diploma in Geographic Information Systems Management and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Madras.


  • Jaishankar, K. (2011). Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781439829493.
  • Jaishankar, K.; Ronel, N. (2013). Global Criminology: Crime and Victimization in a Globalized Era. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781439892497.
  • Halder, D.; Jaishankar, K. (2016). Cyber Crimes Against Women in India. New Delhi: Sage. ISBN 9789385985775.
  • Jaishankar, K. (2016). Interpersonal Criminology: Revisiting Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781498748599.
  • Jaishankar, K. (2019). Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology. New York, USA: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781482260458.

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Meško, Gorazd (1 August 2018). "On Some Aspects of Cybercrime and Cybervictimization". European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. 26 (3): 189–199. doi:10.1163/15718174-02603006.
  2. ^ Ndubueze, P. N (2017). Cyber Criminology and Technology-Assisted Crime Control: A Reader (I ed.). Zaria, Nigeria.: Ahmadu Bello University Press. p. xiv. ISBN 978-978-54894-7-7. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ School of Law, University of Leeds. "Annual Report of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law" (PDF). University of Leeds. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ Jaishankar K., (2008). Space Transition Theory of Cyber Crimes. In Schmallager, F., & Pittaro, M. (Eds.), Crimes of the Internet. (pp.283-301) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  5. ^ Holt, T.J., Bossler, A., & Spellar, KCS. (2016). Cybercrime and Digital Forensics. New York: Routledge. p. 308. ISBN 978-1317694786. Retrieved 5 July 2017.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ The, Week (28 November 2010). "Globalization has opened Floodgates for Criminals". The Week. No. 28 November 2010. SASCV. The Week. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  7. ^ South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). "Activities - SASCV". SASCV. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  8. ^ Reshmi, Jaimon. "Online NGO helps Cyber victims". Techgoss. Techgoss. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  9. ^ "NASI Young Scientist Award". Elsevier. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ British Society of Criminology. "International Ambassadors". British Society of Criminology. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ Shastri, Parth (18 March 2019). "Better definition of terrorism needed". Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  12. ^ Austin, Sara L.; EdD. "Top Influential Criminologists Today | Academic Influence". academicinfluence.com. Retrieved 4 February 2022.