Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences hosting the “18th World Congress of Criminology” in India for the first time - Business Standard

September 09, 2016

The 18th edition of World Congress of Criminology would be held in this year in Sonipat of Haryana. O P Jindal Global University (JGU) would be holding the three-day Congress in collaboration with the International Society of Criminology (ISC) from December 15-19 in its campus in Sonipat.

The theme of the summit, organised by Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), would be 'Urbanization, Globalization, Development and Crime: Opportunities and Challenges of the XXI Century'.

Panel discussions will focus on critical issues pertaining to Extremism, Terrorism and Warfare: Mass Violence and its Impact on Society, Victimization of Vulnerable Populations: Crimes against Women and Children etc, a release issued by O P Jindal Global University said.

The Congress, which is being organised since 1938, will bring together leading academicians, researchers, professionals and policy makers from across the globe, it said.

"The 18th World Congress of Criminology will feature some of the most important voices on the challenges faced by the criminal justice systems in developing economies and will seek to address critical issues surrounding criminological research in great detail.

"Forums such as these present an opportunity to globally discuss some of the most serious challenges relating to the rule of law in our societies and we, as an educational institution have always tried to create meaningful platforms and enable deliberations that can reflect upon such issues in an intellectually rigorous manner," C Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of JGU, said.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director of Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences called on experts in criminology and related disciplines to come together and engage in a rigorous discussion and debate on the universal challenges faced in developing crime prevention policies for effective intervention and prevention.

He said, "We are privileged to be hosting the 18th chapter of the World Congress of Criminology, for the first time in India. We hope that scholars from this part of the world, India and the neighboring countries, will avail this opportunity to facilitate scholarly discussions on the issues that are persistent in their regions and be able to garner solution-based debates and policy reforms that can hopefully be carried forward by the government, community and non-government organizations."

The main theme of the Congress will be Urbanization, Globalization, Development and Crime: Opportunities Challenges of the XXI Century. Panel discussions will also focus on critical issues pertaining to Extremism, Terrorism and Warfare: Mass Violence and its Impact on Society, Victimization of Vulnerable Populations: Crimes against Women and Children etc.

According to the President of the International Society of Criminology, Dr. Emilio Viano, "Participating in the Congress is a unique opportunity to present your work to the world community of criminologists and to begin, or expand and strengthen your interdisciplinary connections, multi-disciplinary cooperation, and the successful advancement of your career and standing in the profession. In an increasingly competitive academic world, the World Congress of Criminology gives you the best chance to shine by presenting your work and advance in building your future."

This prestigious forum is being organized since 1938 under the auspice of the International Society of Criminology, and will bring together leading academicians, researchers, professionals and policy makers from across the globe. Platforms such as these provide an opportunity for intellectuals from diverse disciplines and areas of work to exchange ideas and formulate policies and solutions that can help in effective prevention and intervention of crime.