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Centre for Criminology and Victimology
National Law University Delhi

The National Law University Delhi has set up an exclusive centre for advanced research training, policy analysis and consultancy in the broader fields of criminal law, criminal justice and victimology.


Objectives:-

The centre will have the following key objectives:
  1. Promoting research and action in this selected areas of criminal justice and victimology.
  2. To undertake specific research projects in the said areas.
  3. To propose training programmes to the various wings of criminal justice system including the stakeholders in the field of Juvenile justice.
  4. To analyse and critically examine the laws, policy and programmes from the stand point of victim protection, rehabilitation, participation and justice.
  5. To strive for providing a Victimlogical thrust in the legal education at graduate and under graduate level
  6. To organize students centric initiatives in the form of victim advocacy, legal clinic and outreach programme for extending victims support services
  7. To undertake publications and coordinate with various National and International agencies working in the broader areas of victimology and criminology.

Structure and Composition:-
Chief Patron Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
Patron Prof. B. B. Pande
Chairperson Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai
Coordinator Mr. Neeraj Tiwari
Members

Mr. MukulRaizada
Dr. Ritu Sharma
Mr. Neeraj Tiwari
Dr. Bharti Yadav
Mr. Iqbal Ahmad
Ms. Anju Puneet Singh
Mr. Sidharth Dahiya



Research Associate(s)


Ms. Pratibha Tandon

Ms. PratibhaTandon earned her B.Sc. from University of Delhi; LL.B. from ILS Law College, Pune and LL.M. from GGSIP University, Delhi. Her areas of interest include Criminal Law, corporate laws, competition law, international law, environmental law, and human rights. She has written on diverse fields and got her papers published in reputed journals. Her LL.M. dissertation was on the topic "A Critique on Bilateral Investment Treaties with Special reference to India".




Project Staff :
Ms. Medha Bhardwaj
Medha Bhardwaj successfully completed her LLB Hons. From University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) and further went ahead to pursue her LLM in ‘Transnational Criminal Justice’ from BPP University (London). Her areas of interest have always been focussed in the field of Criminology, Human Rights and crimes related to fraud and finances. Her dissertation for LLM was on “How to strike a balance between extradition and human rights?”. It focussed on the Human Rights Act 1998 and how the legislation can come into conflict when there is a need to extradite a criminal.

She has also interned under the supervision of various Senior Advocates in India, who have been proficiently renowned in the field of criminal law .



Student Fellow :

Student’s members -

Bharti

Meghadarshini M S

Aaditya Arora

Arpit Agarwal

Ipsita Pallavi Sahoo

Neeraj Nainani

Kumar Ritwik

Surya Vasu,

Narayan Singh

Siddharth Gautam

Preetam Bharti

Abhishek Anthwal

Nidhi Khandelwal

Abhishek Kumar

Devagya Jha

Prarthna Sharma

Nitin Tyagi

Aasavri Rai

Yusra Khan

Chandan Kumar

Pranav Krishna

Madhulika Agarwal

Kumar Raghav

 

Prashasthi Bhat

Harsh Arya

Neha Jha

 

Ayushi Agrawal

Arshdeep Singh

Nikhil Anand

 


Current Projects - The centre has undertaken the following projects:-
  1. E-PGpathshala in Criminology -
    MHRD-UGC has entrusted a major project to Professor G.S. Bajpai as Principal Investigator to carry out e-PGpathshala in criminology which would consist of 15 papers and would entail as many as 500 modules. The same amount of videos of these subjects would also be prepared. Notably this is first of its kind project in the country covering the development of e-researchers and video-content for all the proposed which are taught in various institutions engaged in the PG teaching in the criminology. A team of more than 15 persons is likely to work for this project.
  2. Status of Crime Against Women & Gender Justice in Northern Regions of India (2015) -
    Entrusted as major project by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, this empirical study to be conducted on a sample of some one thousand five hundred respondents to assess the status of crime against women (CAW) in the northern regions of the country. The idea is to ascertain the prevalence of reported and unreported incidence of CAW in the selected regions. Further, the study also proposes to develop the profiles of victims and offenders based on their personal and behavioural traits. The factors responsible for this menace would be ascertained in this study in the context of societal, familial, cultural and legal perspectives. The peculiar combinations prone to cause criminality against women would be identified in a manner sot that the existing theoretical understanding on the subject could be invigorated. Besides, the lacunae in the existing laws, procedure, enforcement and functioning of the agencies primarily responsible to the control and prevention of CAW would be critically examined in the frame of ‘impact assessment’ so that effective recommendations and workable solutions applicable in the specific context of the problems could be offered. Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai is the Project Director for this study.
  3. Impact & Implementation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2000(2015) -
    Assigned as a major project by the University Grants Commission, this research is an impact study. It intends to make an assessment of the impact of the Juvenile Justice Act (Care & Protection), 2000 in chosen States. The investigation would attempt to study the issues and problems in the enforcement of this Act. The appraisal would be made on the basis of selected performance indicators so that an index of enforcement and performance could be evolved. This would give an idea about the relative enforcement of the Act in selected States. Prof. G.S. Bajpai is the Principal Investigator for this study.

The Training Programme Organized
  1. International Workshop on Legal Research Methods May 22 – 28, 2017
    The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi organized an INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP on LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS, Under the aegis of Professor Theodore Eisenberg Centre for Empirical Legal Research & Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) from May 22 - 28, 2017. The inaugural session of the workshop was held on 22 nd May 2017 & it was graced by the presence of Professor (Dr.) Shashikala Gurpur, Director Symbiosis Law School Pune, Prof.(Dr.) Ishwara Bhat, Vice Chancellor, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Prof.(Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Registrar National Law University Delhi. The 7-days workshop covered around 20 lectures by some prominent speakers namely Mr. Harish Narasappa, Founder, DAKSH, Dr. Bhawna Bali, Assistant Professor, Teri University, Dr. Sudeshna Ghosh, Mr. Rahul Magan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Treasury Consulting LLP and Dr. Neeta Goel, Senior Evaluation Specialist, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and many more.
  2. "Stakeholder's Dialogue on Restorative Justice on May 20, 2017
    The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi in association with Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) organized an event “Stakeholder’s Dialogue on Restorative Justice on May 20, 2017. Mr. Jonathan Derby from Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) introduced the notion of Restorative Justice. He mentioned the need to raise awareness about the same by increasing the understanding of it and listening of thoughts of practitioners, government officials and experts. He also focused on Child Sexual Abuse and discussed its status quo in India. Mr. Jonathan Derby along with Ms. Urvashi Tilak (CJS) took session. Some of the significant conceptual notions which were deliberated upon were:

    • Interrogation with Offender
    • Justice and accountability
    * Punishment
    * Prevention of further harm by the offender
    * Remorselessness
    • Punishment and Acknowledgement
    • Rehabilitation and Development
    * Medical needs
    * Counselling
    * Repairing broken relationships
    * Forgiveness

    It was a collaborative talk on the topic of Restorative Justice attended by approximately thirty people from different fields across the state. All the participants were from varied fields such as Psychologists, Criminal lawyers, Judicial persons of District Legal Service Authority, Social workers & academia. Such diversity represented the common interest and responsibility towards progressing society.
  3. Workshop on 'Critical Theory and Criminal Justice' in association with School of Law, University of Warwick, U.K., April 6-7, 2017
    The Centre organised A Two Day Workshop on Critical Theory and Criminal Justice in association with University of Warwick, U.K.from April 6-7, 2017 at NLUD. This Workshop was Offered To Postgraduate Students and Legal Faculty By U.K. And Indian Scholars In The Critical Realist Tradition: Dr Henrique Carvalho (Warwick), Professor Alan Norrie (Warwick), Dr Craig Reeves (Birkbeck, London), Prof.B.B.Pande, Prof. G.S. Bajpai, Prof.RatnaKapur. It Offered, And Invited Presentations From Indian Colleagues.On, Issues Regarding Law And Violence, Emancipation And Love, And The Possibilities of Legal Dialogue.
  4. TOT Workshop on 'Improving Access to Justice for Women & Girl Victims: Innovative Police Training' in association with Sheffield Hallam University, April 5-7, 2017
    Centre for Criminology & Victimology, NLU Delhi and Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, Sheffield Hallam University organised a Training of Trainers workshop in Collaboration with the BPR&D, New Delhi. An expert team consisting of Dr.SunitaToor& Mr. Peter conducted an intensive three days session at National Law University Delhi from April 5-7, 2017 to mainly focusing on gender issues.
  5. 3rdVertical Interaction Course on the Theme, "Victimological Application to Police & Criminal Justice Administration", March 06-10, 2017
    The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) organized a Five Days 3rdVertical Interaction Course on 'Victimological Application to Police and Criminal Justice Administration' dated March 6-10, 2017 for IPS/ Senior Police Officers in collaboration with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).During the Course of the program 17specialized lectures by specialized professionals were conducted.The course was highly appreciated by the participants which is evident from the feedback given by them. The course was directed by Prof (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Registrar and Chairman of Centre for criminology & Victimology at National Law University, Delhi.
  6. Training programme for Police Officers and Lawyers on Handling women and girl victims of violence from September 19-21, 2016
    The centre organized a Gender Sensitization Training workshop in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, U.K. from September 19-21, 2016. The focus of this training programme is to sensitize the various stakeholders such as Police Officers, Lawyers and organization that work with women and girl victims of violence with an aim to improve victim’s access to justice, rights of victims and the role that Police could play law to ameliorate the condition of victims.
  7. 2nd Vertical Interaction Course for IPS Officers from September 5-9, 2016
    The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) organized a five days 2nd Vertical Interaction Course for IPS/Senior Police Officers during September 5-9, 2016 in collaboration with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D). The program was inaugurated by Dr. M.C. Borwankar, IPS (Director general BPR&D), Prof.Dr.Ranbir Singh (Vice-Chancellor, NLUD) &Prof.Dr. G.S. Bajpai (Registrar & Course Director). During the course of the program 18 specialized lectures by specialized professionals were conducted. The resource persons for the sessions included some very senior authorities from academics and law enforcement agencies.
  8. Vertical Interaction Course for IPS Officers from July 25-29, 2016
    The Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) organized a five days Vertical Interaction Course for IPS/Senior Police Officers from July 25-29, 2016 in collaboration with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D). The program was inaugurated by Shri KirenRijiju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. The event was graced by the presence of Prof.Dr. N. R. Madhava Menon, Dr. M.C. Borwankar, IPS (Director general, BPR&D), Prof.Dr.Ranbir Singh (Vice Chancellor NLUD). During the Course of the program 18 specialized lectures by specialized professionals were conducted.

Proposed Projects:-
  1. Organizing a workshop for drafting the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) minimum standards of rights, participation and services to the victims of crime
  2. Setting up of a victim advocacy clinic in the National Law University, Delhi.