Areas of Research expertise

Cyber Criminology, Cyber Victimization, Victimology, Crime Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS),  Communal Violence and Terrorism, Theoretical Criminology, and Policing.



H-Index: My current h-index as per Google scholar citation is 13.

Research Grants
2012 - 2016 UGC Major Research Project (From July 2012 - June 2016)
Principal Investigator (PI)
Amount of Grant: Rs. 3,79,800/-

Funded by: University Grants Commission, (UGC), India.
Title of the Project: “Interpersonal Cyber Crime Victimization: A Survey in Eight Indian Cities.”

2009 - 2010

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship
Funded by: Association of Commonwealth Universities, British Council, and Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Title of the Project: “Victims of Cyber Crimes - A study on developing Profile, Legal Reviews and Policy Guidelines.
Commonwealth Fellowship held at Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Report Submitted to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.


SSHRC International Opportunities Fund
Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

Amount of Grant: 143,471 Canadian Dollars ($CAD15,080 for India)
Cyber-bullying: A project to address the policy vacuum and develop international guidelines for schools
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shaheen Shariff, McGill University, Canada.

Dr. K. Jaishankar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India 
Colin Lankshear, James Cook, and Dawn Zinga.
Report Submitted to McGill University.


July 2015
World Society of Victimology Travel & Accommodation Grant
15th World Society of Victimology Symposium, Perth, Australia.


October 2013

Miguel Hernández University Travel & Accommodation Grant
International Seminar on Cybercrime, Elche, Spain.


June 2013
Korean Institute of Criminology Travel & Accommodation Grant
World Crime Forum-1st Asian Regional Conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

June 2012
Stockholm Criminology Symposium Travel & Accommodation Grant
Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden.

May 2012
World Society of Victimology Travel & Accommodation Grant
14th World Society of Victimology Symposium, The Hague, The Netherlands.

December 2011
United Nations Travel & Accommodation Grant
International Conference on Cyber Crime, Courmeyeur, Mont blanc, Italy.

May 2010
Amabhubesi Conferencing Travel & Accommodation Grant
Africa’s 3rd Annual GIS Summit 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa.

December 2009
United Nations Travel & Accommodation Grant
International Conference on Protecting Children from Sexual Offenders in the Information Technology Era, Courmeyeur, Mont blanc, Italy

November - December 2007
United Nations Travel & Accommodation Grant
Ist meeting of the Experts on Identity related crime, Courmeyeur, Mont blanc, Italy
November, 2007
The Society for Policing Cyber space (Vancouver, Canada) Travel & Accommodation Grant
The 7th Annual Policing Cyberspace International Summit 2007, Bangkok, Thailand

February, 2007.
SSHRC Canada Travel & Accommodation Grant
 Ist collaborators meet of the International Project on Cyber Bullying, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

December, 2002.
US Department of Justice Travel & Accommodation Grant
6th International Crime Mapping Conference, Colorado, Denver.

December, 2001.
US Department of Justice Travel & Accommodation Grant
5th International Crime Mapping Conference, Texas, Dallas.



  • Research on Cyber victimization and Identity related Cyber Crimes with  Prof. David S. Wall, Durham University, UK.

  • Collaborator/Co-author of research papers with Prof. Eric Lambert of Wayne State University, USA

  • Research on Cyber Bullying with Dr. Shaheen Shariff  McGill University, Canada.

Research Collaborators


David S. Wall (UK)

Eric Lambert (USA)

Michael Pittaro (USA)

Natti Ronel (Israel)

Mally Sechory (Israel)

Stanley Yeldell (USA)



Debarati Halder (Ahmedabad)

Amit Gopal Thakre (Ahmedabad)

R. Rochin Chandra (Ahmedabad)

Megha Asher Desai (Coimbatore)

Priti Bharadwaj (New Delhi)

Tumpa Mukherjee (Kolkata)


Ph.D Supervision


1. Dr. R. Anilkumar - Title: Victimology of Terrorism: An Analysis of Compensation to the Victims of Mumbai Bombblasts in the Post Babri Masjid Demolition Period (Full time- BPR&D Fellow). Currently, Coordinator - Child Line, Chennai. 

2. Dr. R. Sivakumar - Title: Computer Mediated Interpersonal Crimes: A Study of Cyber Bullying among College Students in Cosmopolitan Cities (Full time- BPR&D Fellow). Currently, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Police Administration, Agarsen College, Chennai.  

3. Dr. G. Shunmugasundaram - Title -  Cost of Crime (BPR&D Project Fellow). Currently, Project Fellow, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai.  


(Thesis submitted and awaiting defence)

 1. Mr. Amit Gopal Thakre  - Title - Impact of Community Policing on Crime Prevention: An Evaluation Model. (UGC-Junior Research Fellow). Currently, Trained Criminologist, Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.



1. Ms. Mili - Title : Political violence in Kannur city

2. Mr. E. Enanalap Periyar- Title: Victim - Offender Relationship: An Analysis of revenge murders in Tirunelveli District.

3. Ms. Neethu Susan Cherian - Title - Interpersonal Cyber Crimes: A Victimological Study among Youth in Metropolitan Cities.

4.  Mr. Sarthak Rathod - Title: Sexual Violence in Gujarat: A Study of Rape Offenders and their Victims (Raksha Shakti University)


M. Phil Supervision (Tamil Nadu Open University) (completed)

(Sociology - Criminology - Interdisciplinary Research)

1. Mr. E. Enanalap Periyar- Title: Cyber Bullying among School students in  Chennai City: An Empirical Analysis


(Ongoing) (Criminology) Raksha Shakti University

1. Ms. Shabana Sheikh

2. Mr. R. Ramesh Kannan

3. Mr. Rochin Chandra


Focus of Current Research

  • Cyber Criminology and Cyber Victimization

  • Victimology

  • Workplace Violence

  • Mapping Crime and GIS

  • Attitude Studies

  • Communal Violence and Terrorism

  • Policing