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Dr. Sony Kunjappan profile

Assistant professor

Centre for Studies in Social Management / School of Social Sciences

+79 23977456
+91 9408481011


  • M.S.W (TISS, Mumbai), PhD (Law and Governance, JNU)

Areas of Interests/Specialization

  • Criminal Justice Social Work; Criminology; Police Studies; Governance.


  • 12 years (as on August 2018) 08 years of Teaching and Research & 04 years of Research (As Principal Investigator of Project, Government of India).

Awards & Honours

  • Social Justice Medal (March 2007).
  • Awarded Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), Ministry of Home Affairs project titled Local Self Governance and Policing, accepted & submitted in (2015).
  • M K Tata Scholarship, Department of Criminology& Correctional Administration, TISS, Mumbai. (2004-05).

Best Peer Reviewed Publications

  • 'Indian Police Training Institution, University and other stakeholder partnership: Towards a matrix model for better policing' in Philip Scott and Dilip K Das (eds). Change and Reform in Law Enforcement: Old and New Efforts, Taylor and Francis Group, CRC, U.S.A.
  • Policing by consent: Exploring the possibilities of functional linkage between local police stations and panchayat in JohnAEteron (ed), Global Issues in Contemporary Policing, Taylor and Francis Group. U.S.A
  • Crime towards generation, Indian Police Journal, New Delhi.
  • Scope of legal and institutional reforms for victims of crime. The Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, New Delhi
  • Governance of in-service training process and procedures, New Delhi, Palm Leaf Publication.New Delhi.

Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

  • Chong, Mark D, & Francis, Abraham P (eds.), Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India, Journal of Social Change, Sage (accepted, forthcoming)
  • A review on 'the Model Police Bill 2015' proposed to the parliament of India, Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal.
  • Strengthening Governance through better police training: Towards a matrix model, Indian Police Journal

International Collaboation/Consultancy

  • Policy Advisor on Issues of Crime and Justice, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV)
  • Visiting Faculty, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad

Patents (If any)

  • Not Available