Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair receives 2022 IASOC Best PhD Thesis Award

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November 2023

Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair receives 2022 IASOC Best PhD Thesis Award

Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Assistant Professor at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), has been awarded the prestigious 2022 IASOC Best PhD Award for his doctoral thesis titled “Exploring the Coping Mechanisms of the Vulnerable and Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation.” Dr. Nair completed his Ph.D. at JIBS.

This recognition was bestowed upon Dr. Nair at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology held from November 15 to 18 in Philadelphia, USA. The IASOC, or the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, presents this award to honour outstanding doctoral theses or dissertations successfully defended within three years prior to the award year.

The IASOC, a vibrant network of scholars, professionals, and students, is dedicated to advancing the study of organised crime and illicit enterprises. The IASOC operates under the Secretariat of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, maintaining a close partnership with the Steering Committee.

Dr. Nair’s accomplishment bears testimony to his commitment towards vulnerable individuals and victims of commercial sexual exploitation. His doctoral thesis has made significant contributions to our understanding of coping mechanisms and pathways to recovery for those affected by this devastating crime.