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Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai



The author, researcher and administrator, Prof G S Bajpai serves as Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice; Chair Professor at K.L Arora Chair in Criminal Law at National Law University, Delhi and also as the Chairperson at the Centre for Criminology & Victimology. Besides having a master's in Criminology & Criminal justice, he holds a doctorate in criminology & victimology and a post-doctorate in criminology ( Lecisecter University, UK).  He was also the Registrar, National Law University, Delhi.  Before this, he was serving (2007-2011) as Professor (Law & Development)  & Chairperson at the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration, National Law Institute University, Bhopal (MP). He also had positions at the  Indian Institute of Public Administration, (1989) Bureau of Police Research & Development, (1989- 1995) Punjab Police Academy, Punjab and Department of Criminology & Forensic Science, University of Saugar, M.P. He did his post-doctorate study (2004) as Commonwealth Fellow at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University, U.K.


Prof. Bajpai has authored eighteen(18) books and more than eighty papers, more than three dozen op-eds (36) in the leading dailies like Indian Express, the Hindu, the Tribune etc. and twelve project reports and several monographs. His books (2011) 'Witness & Criminal Justice Systems', 'On Cyber Crime & Cyber Law', 'Situational Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction' and ‘Victimological Narratives on Gender Violence’ (2014), Victim Justice- A Paradigm Shift In the Indian Criminal Justice System" and "Judgments that Shaped the India Jurisprudence" published (2017) by Thomson & Reuters.  His new books (2019)   'Living on the Edge' and  'Juvenile Justice' (Bloomsbury) has been well-received. As many as 12 students have already completed doctoral dissertations (Ph. D.) under his guidance.  


He is the Editor of three prestigious international journals: Journal of Victimology & Victim Justice published from the Sage, Journal of National Law University Delhi published from Sage and Indian Journal of Criminology, a publication of Indan Society of Criminology since 1972.


Prof. Bajpai held many prestigious international assignments for advanced research in criminal law and criminal justice. He has been to the University of Paris (France) under UGC Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme (1999) to work on 'Victim's position in the French Criminal Justice System'. He was also the recipient of prestigious Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship at the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, the UK for advanced research and teaching (in Crime reduction) for the year 2003-04. Dr Bajpai also visited International Victimology Institute, Tokiwa University, Japan for delivering invited lectures in July 2007. Besides, he was also selected under the Indo-Russia Cultural Exchange programme to visit St. Petesburg (2007) and Indo-Hungarian Cultural Exchange Programme to carry out research in Budapest (2009). In 2010, Prof. Bajpai was conferred upon a visiting fellowship of ICSSR under the Indo-NWO Exchange of Scholars, and under this visit, he carried out significant research at the International Victimology Institute, Faculty of Law, the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Apart from visiting the International Criminal Court at Hague, Prof Bajpai delivered key lectures at several universities like VU University, Amsterdam.


He was identified by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York to author a case study on 'Bhopal Gas Tragedy' which was published from the Cambridge Press, US. He made a key presentation at the 11th ASLI Conference held at Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (June 2014).  He visited Faculty of Law / Criminology at University of Wurzburg, Germany in January 2015 as a visiting professor under the German Academic Exchange Programme. He made a key presentation on “When Criminal Justice Goes Wrong: Study of Vulnerability and Miscarriage” at Asian Criminological Society Conference themed, ‘Criminology and Criminal Justice in a Changing World: Contributions from Asia” held at the City University of Hong Kong in June 2015.


As a part of the academic collaboration, he has made significant presentations at the Centre for Criminology, the University of Oxford and the Department of Criminology & Law, Sheffield Hallam University U.K. on the issues of Post-Delhi Gang-Rape Legal Reforms and Victim Justice.


As a very significant achievement, Prof. Bajpai worked as the 'Co-Principal Investigator' of the MHRD-UGC, E-PG Pathshala Project, and led the creation of online e-text and video lectures on 367 modules of fifteen papers for PG level courses in Law. He has also completed E-PG Pathshala Project on Criminology as Principal Investigator where he led the creation of 350 e-texts and a similar number of video lectures for twelve postgraduate level papers on the subject of criminology. He worked as Principal Investigator to lead the creation of Massive Open Online Course ( MOOCs) for nine papers in law where as many as 6500 learners have got benefitted from these courses.


Prof. Bajpai also contributed significantly to police training research. He successfully implemented a series of Vertical Interaction Courses for IPS officers and also coordinated training projects with Sheffield Hallam University.


At the behest of Delhi High Court, he was appointed as  Amicus Curiae and based on his report,  the Law Commission has recently proposed the amendments to laws to help the victims of wrongful prosecution.   


Prof. Bajpai, for his consistent research of high quality, has been conferred various awards and honours. He is the recipient of G. B. Pant Award (for writing a book on Human Rights and Police). In recognition of his contribution to the growth of Criminology in India, Dr. Bajpai was conferred the title of Fellow of Indian Society of Criminology (FISC) by the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC). He was also awarded (2005) coveted Prof S Srivastava Memorial Award for excellence in research/teaching in Criminology and the ‘Best Social Scientist Award’ of the Indian Society of Criminology (2014). He was conferred the prestigious Prof. K.Chockalingam Award 2014 in the Fourth International & Eight Biennial Conference of the Indian Society of Victimology in October 2014. Recently, Prof. Bajpai was conferred upon the 'ISC-Kumarappa Reckless award', the highest honour and award of ISC, in recognition of significant contribution to research, teaching and administration in the field of Criminal Justice Administration (2018).

Prof. G.S.Bajpai is also the President of the Indian Society of Victimology, Executive Committee of the World Society of Victimology (WSV), and Vice President of Victim Support Asia. He has also been appointed an appointed as a Member of the ‘Standing Committee on Research Methodology for Research Projects’ of BPR&D.


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Area of Interest.
    • Victim Justice

    • Critical Criminal Law  

    • Criminal Procedure

    • Empirical Legal Research

    • Legal Theory