Faculty of Criminal Justice and Police Studies

Faculty of Criminal Justice and Police Studies

Department of Criminology and Police Studies
Crime is on the rise at a very rapid rate and it has affected every domain and sphere of the society. New forms of crimes also have emerged with the advent of modern technology which makes it necessary for CJS professionals to equip themselves according to the present context. Massive increasing emphasis on professional preparation in criminal justice careers necessitates Criminology and Criminal justice as a rapidly expanding field of academic study. The Department of Criminology and Police studies has designed the courses for those who wish to obtain Master’s degree as a suitable for entry into the criminal justice professions, those employed in the criminal justice system especially in policing, who wish to acquire job-related knowledge or broaden their perspectives and those interested in an academic career in higher education, who wish to obtain a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program. The department offers students a wonderful opportunity to acquire experience in the practical application of their growing criminological skills and expertise.

Teaching modules of this department cover key issues in contemporary criminology and are supplemented by a placement module along with the theories of criminology which allow students to apply their knowledge in a supervised practical setting of their choosing within the criminal justice system. The curriculum of the courses is built on a common foundation on applied criminology and allows for maximum flexibility to meet the needs of the student and their respective areas of interest or expertise. In this approach, the courses may be individualised to meet the student’s professional goals in keeping with the overall objectives of the programs. The budding Department of Criminology & Police Studies of this Police University has the potential to integrate all the relevant branches of knowledge and prepare the youth to become responsible citizens, effective and efficient human resources in the fields of criminal justice, security, and public safety. The courses to be offered in this department aim to prepare the students to excel in practice of policing, security, correctional administration, social work, investigative journalism, private investigation and security management, human rights and victim assistance and in all related systems.

Department of Law
Legal education, Legal Research and Legal awareness have an important role to play in the establishment of law-abiding society, protecting the rule of law and democracy as a whole. The gap between the "law in books" and the "law in reality" is widening.

Charles Wood, the President of the Board of Control of the East India Company, had an important effect on spreading education in India when in 1854 he sent a despatch to Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor-General of India explicitly stated “that it would be advisable to establish in connection with the Universities, Professorships in various branches of learning” and added that “the most important of those branches was law.” Unlike other forms of professional education such as medicine and engineering, legal education is both professional as well as liberal. Legal studies are multi-disciplinary in character.

Lawfulness and legitimacy, in turn, are essential if the law enforcement machineries are to achieve their goals of reducing crime and disorder, enhancing the quality of neighbourhood life, and serving community needs.

Looking to the huge importance of legal education and research especially to meet with the objectives of Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice (SPUP) the Department of Law has been established.

Programmes offered:
Department of Law offers LL.M./M.A. in Criminal Law.

Research Work of the Department:
Department of Law is soon going to introduce Doctoral Programmes where major thrust areas of research shall be Human Rights, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Administration, Constitutional Law, International Criminal Law, International and National Security Law, Cyber Law, Police Law and Administration, Corporate Crimes/White Collar Crimes, etc.

Undergoing Courses
1. M.A/M.Sc. in Applied Criminology

Proposed Courses
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Police Administration and Investigation(PGDPAI) for Police Officers/Practitioners
2. Diploma in Investigation and Detection of Crimes (for Police Trainees in collaboration with BPR&D)
Smiley face Dr. RUFUS. D
Designation: Assistant Professor in Criminology
Qualification: M.Sc., M.A., M.Phil., PhD (in Criminology at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University,Tamil Nadu), UGC –NET in Criminology, Sociology & Women Studies
Department/Faculty: Department of Criminology and Police Studies
Area of Interest: Victimology & Victim Assistance, Human Rights of Women and Children.
Fellowships/Awards for Academic Purposes & Other Diploma:
• UGC-NET-JRF/SRF Fellow (2006)
• Recipient of Prof.Machiko Fukuhara’s Scholarship of Tokiwa International Victimological Institute (TIVI) , Tokiwa University, Japan (2008 & 2009)
• Diploma in The Asian Post Graduate Course on Victimology and Victim Assistance (2008,Japan)

Smiley face Dr. Swikar Lama
Educational Qualification: M.Sc. in Criminology (LNJN NICFS), NET JRF, Ph.D(IIT Delhi)
Department/Faculty: Department of Criminology and Police Studies
Research Area of Interest: Restorative Justice, Criminal & Forensic Psychology & Crimes Against Women.
• University Gold Medallist in M.Sc. Criminology, Participated in the 6th Session of UNHRC, Geneva, Switzerland.
• Awarded Conference Grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands to attend the 14th International Symposium of World Society of Victimology.
• Received the 2nd Best Paper Award at the XXII Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology.
• Awarded Conference Grant by Indian Council of Social Science Research to attend the conference at Cambridge University, UK.

Smiley face Mrs. Sheetal Arora
Educational Qualification: M.Sc. Criminology, NET JRF, PhD Scholar
Department/Faculty: Department of Criminology
Area of Interest: Crime & Criminology, Child Abuse & Maltreatment, Human Rights, Juvenile Delinquency.
• Internship and training in Human Rights issues, from National Human Rights Commission
• Volunteered in NCPCR
• Conducted academic research projects in jails (Delhi)
• Worked on "Criminology: The Police Perspective"

Smiley face Dr. Mithilesh Narayan Bhatt
Department: Department of Law
Education Qualification:B.Sc., LL.M. (Human Rights), Ph.D., UGC-NET
Area of Interest: Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Gender and Law
Fellowship and Awards:Post-doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi
Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi
Formerly:Assistant Professor of Law, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad.

Smiley face Dr. Meenakshi Punia
Department: Department of Law
Educational Qualifications: B.A LL.B. , LL.M ,Ph.D, UGC NET, Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
Area of Interest: Law of Evidence, Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate Laws
Formerly: Assistant Professor of Law at Mody Institute of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh Sikar.
Others: Awarded Departmental Scholarship for pursuing Research

Workshop or Conferences Organized
1."Workshop on Research Methodology in Policing" (15th to 20th January 2014) funded by Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

2.Department of Criminology and Centre for Police Studies jointly organized a National Seminar on "Philosophy, Strategy, Tactics and Institutionalisation of Community Policing" on 16-17 Jan,2015.

3."Forensic Psychology: Applications in Criminal Justice System" on 18th -22nd September,2015.

4.NGO Management" on 5th -7th October,2015

5.Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping" for police officers on 26th-30th October,2015.

6.Workshop on Forensic Science and Medicine" on 10th-14th November,2017.

7.National Summit on Private Security Management" on 18th-19th November,2017.

8.Two of our students have undergone the course "Internal Security cum Strategic Management Course" at Internal Security Academy, Mt. Abu.

MOU’s with other Institutes/Universities
1. Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs , New Delhi
2. Rajasthan Police Academy, Jaipur
3. Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad.

Two of our students have undergone the course "Internal Security cum Strategic Management Course" at Internal Security Academy, Mt. Abu.

Field Visits of MA/M.Sc. Applied Criminology students in Delhi

MA/M.Sc. Applied Criminology field visits

MA Applied Criminology field visits to Jaisalmer-2015