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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Senior Assistant Professor in Criminology
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Company size (employees)2000

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

* He is the founder of the academic discipline "Cyber Criminology" and the founding publisher and editor in chief of the International Cyber Criminology.

* He is the pioneer in the area of "Cyber Criminology and "Cyber Victimology"

*He is a the proponent of the first ever Cybercrime theory, "Space Transition Theory" which is now a an imminent part of the syllabuses of american universities cybercrime/cybersecurity courses.

Brief Overview

K. Jaishankar, PhD, is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology and executive director of the Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling. He is the founder of the academic discipline “Cyber Criminology” and have coined the terms “Cyber Criminology” and Cyber Victimology”. Cyber Criminology courses are now widely offered in the US Universities. Also he is the proponent of the first ever theory of cybercrime “Space Transition Theory of Cybercrimes” and it is included in the syllabus of many of the american universities cybercrime courses. He is a dedicated cybercrime/security professional educator and offers courses on cyber crimes and provides consultancy to various agencies. 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 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 and Fellow of the African Center for Cyberlaw and Cybercrime prevention. He was a Discussant in the “Opening Discussion 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 related to “Cybercrime Victimization. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 15th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 5 – 9, July 2015, at Perth, Australia and spoke on cyber crime victimization.