Karuppannan Jaishankar

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K. Jaishankar
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Other namesJaishankar Karuppannan
EducationPhD (Criminology)
Alma materUniversity of Madras
Known forCyber Criminology, Space Transition Theory
Spouse(s)Debarati Halder
AwardsNational Academy of Sciences, India -SCOPUS Young Scientist Award -2012
Scientific career
InstitutionsRaksha Shakti University, University of Leeds, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Doctoral advisorProfessor K. Chockalingam

Karuppannan Jaishankar is an Independent Indian criminologist. Earlier he taught at Raksha Shakti University.[1] He is the editor in chief of International Journal of Cyber Criminology[2] and the founding father of Cyber Criminology,[3][4] an academic sub-discipline of Criminology.


Jaishankar was earlier the Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University (First Internal Security and Police University of India) Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.[5] Earlier, he was a faculty member at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli.

He was a Commonwealth Academic Fellow during 2009-10 at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds.[6]

He is the proponent of the "space transition theory", which holds that people behave differently online than they do in real life.[7][8]

He is the founder president of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV),[9] which works with motto "to develop Criminology and Victimology in the South Asian region" and has organized three international conferences of SASCV as the General Chair (Jaipur, 2011, Kanyakumari, 2013 and Goa, 2016).[10]

He co-founded the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC)[11] along with Debarati Halder, which works with the motto to prevent cyber victimization and protect cyber victims.


  • 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]

In 2012, Jaishankar won the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) - SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in the category "Social sciences".[12]

He is appointed by the British Society of Criminology (BSC) as an International Ambassador.[13]

He is a United Nations Expert on matters related to Victims of Terrorism.[14]


  1. ^ Raksha Shakti, University. "Prof. K. Jaishankar". Raksha Shakti University. Raksha Shakti University. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.cybercrimejournal.com/
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Raksha Shakti, University. "Prof. K. Jaishankar". Raksha Shakti University. Raksha Shakti University. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Holt, T.J., Bossler, A., & Spellar, KCS. (2016). Cybercrime and Digital Forensics. New York: Routledge. p. 308. ISBN 978-1317694786. Retrieved 5 July 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ The, Week (28 November 2010). "Globalization has opened Floodgates for Criminals". The Week (28 November 2010). SASCV. The Week. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  10. ^ South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). "Activities - SASCV". SASCV. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  11. ^ Reshmi, Jaimon. "Online NGO helps Cyber victims". Techgoss. Techgoss. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ "NASI Young Scientist Award". Elsevier. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  13. ^ British Society of Criminology. "International Ambassadors". British Society of Criminology. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  14. ^ Shastri, Parth (18 March 2019). "Better definition of terrorism needed". Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2019.