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
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)