International Webinar on ‘Global Trends in Crime and Countermeasures’ by KIIT School of Law

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The Centre for Criminology, Victimology and Police Science (CCVPS), KIIT School of Law (KSOL) in collaboration with Association for Study and Research in Criminology (ASRC) organized its 1st International Webinar on “Global Trends in Crime and Countermeasures” recently. The webinar was held over three sessions – the Inaugural Session and two Plenary Sessions. The KSOL fraternity was enthralled by the active participation of more than 180 participants in this 1st international gathering on a virtual platform.

The Inaugural Session commenced in the presence of Prof. H. K. Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University; Prof. John Winterdyk, Full Professor of Criminology, Canada; Prof. (Dr.) B. P. Panda, Director, KSOL; Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Chakrabarti, President of Association for Study & Research in Criminology (ASRC) and Vice Chancellor WBNUJS, apart from Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Professor, KSOL, Vice President ISA RC 29 and Secretary of Association for Study and Research in Criminology (ASRC).

Prof. H. K. Mohanty congratulated KIIT School of Law for organizing the webinar and setting a platform to discuss global issues relating to crime and counter measures. Prof. John Winterdyk delivered his inaugural address on “A Call for Global Criminological Research: Challenges and Prospects”. Prof. (Dr.) B. P. Panda, Director, KSOL delivered the special address on “Correctional Measures of Young Adults in Conflict with Law” which enlightened the audience. The inaugural session ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Maneesha Mishra, Faculty Associate, KSOL & Member of CCVPS.

The first plenary session was chaired by Prof. Arturo Alvarado, President ISA –RC29, Mexico who also delivered his keynote address on “Criminality and its Impact in the Democratic Governance of Cities: Comparative Cases from Latin America”. There were three resource persons at the first plenary session.

Prof. N. K. Chakrabarti delivered his address on “Terrorism and Counter Measures in the World”. Dr. Arpita Mitra spoke on “Crime against Women and Countermeasures in Smart Cities of India”. Prof. M. Srinivasan addressed the gathering on “Current Trends in Sexual Violence against Children in India”.

The second plenary session was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) B. P. Panda. There were two distinguished speakers for this session. Dr Satyajit Mohanty addressed the audience on “Discretion in Policing; The Interplay of Legal & Extra-legal Factors Law Enforcement”. Prof. Yubaraj Sangroula spoke on “Need of Breaking Dysfunctionality of the Criminal Justice System in South Asia by Addressing Colonial Impact”.

At the closing ceremony, on behalf of the Centre for Criminology, Victimology and Police Science (CCVPS), KSOL; Mr. Siddhartha Sekhar Dash, Assistant Professor, KSOL and member of CCVPS, presented a report on Recent Developments in Criminal Justice System in India 2019-20. The contributors of the report were: Dr. Arpita Mitra, Mr. Sidhartha Sekhar Dash, Dr. Snigdha Sarkar, Ms. Maneesha Mishra and Dr. Deblina Majumder, Members-CCVPS, KIIT School of Law.

The webinar ended with the presentation of report and vote of thanks by Dr. Deblina Majumder, Assistant Professor, KSOL, Member of CCVPS.

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