Professor K. Jaishankar is presently the Executive Director (Honorary) of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) www.cybervictims.org He is previosly the Professor of Criminology and Head of the Department of Criminology at the Raksha Shakti University (Police and Internal Security University), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Prior to the present position, he served as a faculty member at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the recipient of the prestigious “National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) - SCOPUS Young Scientist Award 2012 – Social Sciences” and ISC - S.S. Srivastava Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology. He was a Commonwealth Fellow (2009-2010) at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK and has completed a research project on Victims of Cyber Crimes. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences He is the founder President of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and founder Executive Director (Honorary) of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) He was a member of the UNODC (United Nations office of Drugs and Crime) Core group of Experts (15 member group) on Identity related crime (2007-08). He is a Member of the Membership and Advancement Committee, World Society of Victimology (WSV), International Advisory Board member of the Center for the Research and Development of Positive Criminology, Department of Criminology, Bar Illan University, Israel, Advisory Board Member of the Center for Cybercrime Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA and Member of the International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada, Member of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology (ISC) and Fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime prevention. He was a Discussant in the “Opening Discussion: Focusing on victims of crime – Comparing crime patterns and improving practice. Researchers’ advice to policy” of the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11-13, 2012 at Stockholm, Sweden and responded to questions of Beatrice Ask, Swedish Minister for Justice, and Paula Teixeria da Cruz, the Portugese Minister for Justice. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 15th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 5 – 9, July 2015, at Perth, Australia and 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands. He is an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC). His areas of Academic Competence are Victimology, Cyber Criminology, Crime mapping, GIS, Communal violence, Policing, and Crime prevention.
Susan W. Brenner
Chief Editorial Advisor
Professor Susan Brenner is the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law & Technology at the School of law, University of Dayton, USA. Professor Brenner has spoken at numerous events, including the Montreux Secure IT Conference in Switzerland, Interpol’s Fourth and Fifth International Conferences on Cyber crimes, the Middle East IT Security Conference, the American Bar Association’s National Cyber crime Conference, the Yale Law School Conference on Cybercrime and the Symposium on Internet and Privacy held at Stanford University Law School. She spoke on terrorists’ use of the Internet at the 2005 American Society of International Law conference, and on cyber crime legislation at the Ministry of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates. She has conducted cyber crime training for the National District Attorneys Association and for the National Association of Attorneys General and was a member of the European Union’s CTOSE project on digital evidence; she has also served on two Department of Justice digital evidence working groups. Professor Brenner chaired the International Efforts Working Group for the American Bar Association’s Privacy and Computer Crime Committee, serves on the National District Attorneys Association’s Cyber crimes Committee, and chairs the National Institute of Justice - Electronic Crime Partnership Initiative’s Working Group on Law & Policy. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She has published various articles dealing with cyber crime, including State-Sponsored Crime: The Futility of the Economic Espionage Act, 26 Houston Journal of International Law 1 (2006), Cyber crime Metrics, University of Virginia Journal of Law & Technology (2004) and Toward a Criminal Law for Cyberspace: Distributed Security, Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law (2004).
Michael Pittaro, PhD is a 30-year criminal justice veteran, highly experienced in working with criminal offenders. Before pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Pittaro worked in corrections administration; has served as the Executive Director of a county outpatient drug and alcohol facility; and as Executive Director of a county drug and alcohol prevention agency. Dr. Pittaro has been teaching at the university level (online and on-campus) for the past 16 years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, presenter, and subject matter expert. Dr. Pittaro holds a BS in Criminal Justice (Who’s Who Among University Students – 1989); an MPA in Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude); anda PhD in criminal justice (4.0 GPA – Summa Cum Laude). Dr. Pittaro is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice with American Military University and an adjunct professor of criminal justice with East Stroudsburg University. Dr. Pittaro has contributed to nearly 80 book and scholarly journal publications and serves on three International Editorial Advisory Boards, including the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and on the Academic Advisory Council / Journal with Karnavati University’s United School of Law, India. He has also served for the past three years as a program committee member for the conferences of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology and as a federal grant peer reviewer for the United States Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice. Dr. Pittaro also serves as a corrections subject matter expert with Pearson publishing, Savant Learning, McGraw Hill, Cengage Learning, and countless others. He is a regular contributor to In Public Safety, Corrections One, the Huffington Post, and is often interviewed on Tier TalkInternet radio. He resides in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA with his two sons (Dakota and Darrian).
Associate Editor (Book Reviews)
Professor Debarati Halder, is an Advocate and legal scholar. She is the managing director (Honarary) of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), India and Currently, she is the Professor of Legal Studies, Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. She holds a PhD degree from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, India. She received her LLB from the University of Calcutta and her master’s degree in international and constitutional law is from the University of Madras. She has co-authored two books titled "Cybercrime against Women in India" (SAGE Publishing) and "Cyber crime and the Victimization of Women: Laws, Rights, and Regulations" (IGI Global, USA) and co-edited a book titled "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence Against Women" (IGI Global, USA) with Prof. K. Jaishankar. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in peer-reviewed books. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals, including the British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Law and Religion, Victims and Offenders; Murdoch University E-Journal of Law; ERCES Online Quarterly Review; TMC Academic Journal (Singapore); Temida and Indian Journal of Criminology & Criminalistics; and edited volumes, Crimes of the Internet, Trends and Issues of Victimology, Cyber Criminology. She has presented her research works at many international conferences including the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during 11–13 June 2012, the International Conference on Social Media for Good, held during 15–16 May 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey and the World Congress of Criminology held during 15-19, December 2016 at India. She was a resource person in various programmes conducted by the National Commission for Women, unicef, Facebook, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Women Christian College (Kolkata & Chennai), Loyola College, North Eastern Police Academy, Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and Jindal Global University, Haryana, India. Debarati’s research interests include constitutional law, international law, victim rights, cyber crimes and laws.
Philip N. Ndubueze
Dr. Philip N. Ndubueze is a Cyber Criminologist with the Department of Sociology, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in Sociology (with specialization in Criminology and Criminal Justice) in 2012, and M.Sc. Sociology (with bias in Criminology) in 2005 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. He is currently the Deputy Director (Partnership/Affliation) Research and Development Directorate, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria and heads the University Affiliated Institutions Unit. He is the Postgraduate Coordinator of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and member Postgraduate Board of the, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria. Dr. Ndubueze’s PhD thesis was on cybercrime and third-party policing in Nigeria. He has published several book chapters and articles on cybercrimes/cyberterrorism in referred national and International journals (including those published by Oxford University Press and CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA). He is the Editor of the first dedicated textbook on Cyber Criminology in Nigeria: Cyber Criminology and Technology-Assisted Crime Control: A Reader (2017). He has also presented papers on cyber criminology issues in both local and overseas academic conferences including at the 2018 United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) International Academic Conference on Linking Organized Crime and Cyber Crime, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea. He has taught several courses in Criminology and Security Studies such as: Cybercrimes, Development of Criminological Thought, Deviant Behaviour and Corrections, Forensic Science, Fundamentals of Victimology, Legal Aid and Criminal Justice, Measurement of Crime, Research Methods in Criminology and Security Studies, Theories of Security, and so on. He is currently teaching courses in cybercrimes/cybersecuity at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also supervised students’ dissertations on cyberdeviance, cybercrime and cyberterrorism at undergraduate/postgraduate levels.
Leepaxi Gupta is formerly a law student at the Guru Gobind Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.