The 18th World Congress of Criminology, which was held for the first time in India was inaugurated at the OP Jindal Global University (JGU). The 18th edition was jointly organised in India by the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), a value based research institute of JGU, and the International Society of Criminology. The international forum is a congregation of over 700 leading criminology experts, lawyers, scholars, academics and professionals from across the world.
Delivering the welcome address at the inauguration ceremony of the global forum, Prof (Dr) C Raj Kumar, founding vice-chancellor, JGU, said: “We were excited to host this prestigious event at our campus. As an educational institution committed to creating meaningful platforms for intellectual debates on important issues, we see this as an opportunity to bring together prominent voices from all over the world on the challenges faced by the criminal justice system in developing economies.”
The central theme of the Congress focused on the criminological opportunities and challenges of the 21st Century in light of the current trends in urbanisation, globalisation, development and crime.
Panel discussions during the Congress will focused on critical issues pertaining to extremism, terrorism and warfare; mass violence and its impact on society, victimisation of vulnerable populations; crimes against women and children, etc.