Center for Criminology & Public Policy: A new think-tank to help solve India’s crime problems

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Center for Criminology & Public Policy: A new think-tank to help solve India’s crime problems


By R Rochin Chandra
April 12, 2018 at 14.27
Filed Under: Announcements, News, Center for Criminology & Public Policy

Udaipur: The Chairperson of Rajasthan State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Manan Chaturvedi, will inaugurate the Center for Criminology & Public Policy (CCPP), a new think-tank that has been set up for undertaking research, promoting dialogue and debate, and holding round tables on country’s critical crime and justice issues.

Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje is expected to preside over the inaugural function.

During the inaugural session, the Center will launch its website

The Center was established under the Rajasthan Society of Criminology and Victimology (RSCV), a non-profit organization, devoted to promoting criminological study, research and practice in Rajasthan. It is the first-of-its kind research organization in India that aims to better the development of criminal justice policy and practice.

The society believes that criminological knowledge has much to contribute to public policy debates, and its’ high time to start an institution of this kind.

A main goal of the Center is to improve the human condition by increasing the use of research in the construction of crime and justice policy. This means building awareness of the importance of objective research findings versus ideological assumptions that typically shape and determine crime related public policies.

The Center will be guided by an advisory board comprising of eminent scholars and public intellectuals. R Rochin Chandra, a criminologist who has been recognized as ‘Young Change Maker’ for driving social progress, will be the Director of the Center.

Among the activities of the Center will be:

  1. Conducting empirically-based, policy-focused research on significant issues of crime and public policy.
  2. Disseminating knowledge to policy-makers, practitioners and general public.
  3. Establishing and maintaining dialogue with state-managers responsible for preventing crimes, assisting crime victims, punishing and rehabilitating offenders.

The Center will start its activities at Mangalam Square, LG-27, Udaipur -313001, on a date to be announced in due course.

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