R Rochin Chandra Director & Principal Criminologist

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EMAIL : rchandra@ccppindia.org

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R Rochin Chandra is Director of the Center for Criminology & Public Policy . Before taking up the current position, he was working with the Rajasthan Prisons Department as a Correctional Expert. While there, he was responsible for training and capacity building of correctional officials, and reviewing the prison rehabilitation policies. Apart from his stint in public office, Rochin has also worked with International Justice Mission, South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and UNICEF on key policy issues.

Beginning his academic journey in 2014, Rochin has evolved as a scholar, who is curious about policy implications of criminological research. His interest in criminal justice policy emerged during his master’s studies, and eventually grew stronger, as he attended a summer school on international development. Until now, he has produced two dissertations, and each of these pieces has contributed to the formation of policy objectives at the state and national levels.

An original thinker and a creative leader, Rochin’s contributions have fetched him a string of awards, including the prestigious Stanley. P. Yeldell Academic Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Youth Achievement Award. In 2016, he was also conferred with the title of 'Young Change Maker' by Tehelka, an Indian news magazine known for its investigative journalism.

Besides claiming top honors, Rochin has authored a number of policy essays, book chapters, opinion pieces, and research papers. He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, and writes occasional columns for The Guardian, The News Minute and Rajasthan Patrika .

Rochin has conducted the first national study on the present position of Indian Criminology. The findings are presented in a number of conferences, and policy round tables. He has also worked with several experts to produce the first Indian policy guidance on the benefits of embedding criminologists inside police departments, the results of which were covered extensively by media .

Rochin has completed an advanced research degree in Criminology from Raksha Shakti University (RSU), Ahmedabad. He will be honored at the forthcoming convocation of RSU for producing exceptional dissertation of outstanding quality in the MPhil. He also holds an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. In the M.Sc., Rochin was selected as an early career researcher to present his paper at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology, in Perth, Australia.

  • Criminal Justice Education
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Public Criminology
  • Prison Management
  • Evidence-Based Policy-Making & Practice
  • Crime Mapping
  • Bonded Labour
  • Crimes Against Women & Children
  • Cyber Victimization

2018

Why Indian Criminology Struggles to Influence Public Policy? (Journal Article)
Chandra, R.R., Kunjappan, S., Jaishankar, K. (2018, August 25). Why Indian Criminology Struggles to Influence Public Policy?, International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences.
DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1403367


Slow Justice for Rajasthan’s rape victims: An evidence-based review of Bhaskar’s Movement (Investigation)
Chandra, R.R. (2018, July 07). Slow Justice for Rajasthan’s rape victims: An evidence-based review of Bhaskar’s Movement (Investigation), Udaipur Times.
Available at:https://udaipurtimes.com/hindi/city-news/stale-justice-for-rape-victims-a-research-based-analysis-by-criminologist-rochin-chandra/


Why Should Indian Police Join Hands With Criminologists? This Article on Public Safety Might Just Have an Answer (Policy Provocation )
Chandra, R.R. (2018, April 12). Why Should Indian Police Join Hands With Criminologists? This Article on Public Safety Might Just Have an Answer, Center for Criminology & Public Policy.
DOI: 04.2018/100024/01


Rajasthan’s child rapes – and the failure to prevent them (Op- Ed -Hindi )
Chandra, R.R. (2018, March 9). Rajasthan’s child rapes – and the failure to prevent them, Rajasthan Patrika.
Available at: epaper.patrika.com//c/26912127


Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss (Expert Opinion)
Bengtsen, P., & Chandra, R.R. (2018, January 4) Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss, The Guardian (International Edition).
Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jan/04/workers-held-captive-indian-mills-supplying-hugo-boss


Nirbhaya Incident and Juvenile Justice Policies in India: A Situational Analysis (Book Chapter)
Chandra, R.R. (2018). Nirbhaya Incident and Juvenile Justice Policies in India: A Situational Analysis. In: K. Jaishankar (Ed.) Handbook of South Asian Criminology (In Press). Boca, Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781482260458


2017

Female Victims of Labor Exploitation Vis-à-Vis Labour Courts in the Southern Tamil Nadu, India: Therapeutic Jurisprudence Solutions for the Prevention of Secondary Victimization (Book Chapter)
Chandra, R.R., & Jaishankar, K. (2017). Female Victims of Labor Exploitation Vis-à-Vis Labour Courts in the Southern Tamil Nadu, India: Therapeutic Jurisprudence Solutions for the Prevention of Secondary Victimization. In: D. Halder and K. Jaishankar (Eds.) Therapeutic Jurisprudence And Overcoming Violence Against Women (pp. 171-181). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. ISBN: 9781522524724
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2472-4


National Law Universities Romancing with Criminology (Editorial)
Chandra, R.R. (2017, September 29). National Law Universities Romancing with Criminology, Live Law.
Available at: http://www.livelaw.in/national-law-universities-romancing-criminology/


Understanding Violence Against Women (OP- Ed - Hindi)
Chandra, R.R. (2017, March 7). Understanding Violence Against Women, Rajasthan Patrika.
Available at: epaper.patrika.com//c/26912363


Online Child Grooming (Project Module)
Jaishankar, K., & Chandra, R.R. (2017). Online Child Grooming. Module 18, e-Pathsala, University Grants Commission.
Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=1608


Revenge Porn (Project Module)
Jaishankar, K., & Chandra, R.R. (2017). Revenge Porn. Module 15, e-Pathsala, University Grants Commission.
Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=1608


Cyber Stalking (Project Module)
Jaishankar, K., & Chandra, R.R. (2017). Cyber Stalking. Module 13, e-Pathsala, University Grants Commission.
Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=1608


Online Sextortion (Project Module)
Jaishankar, K., & Chandra, R.R. (2017). Online Sextortion. Module 16, e-Pathsala, University Grants Commission.
Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=1608


Space Transition Theory of Cyber Crimes (Project Module)
Jaishankar, K., & Chandra, R.R. (2017). Space Transition Theory. Module 23, e-Pathsala, University Grants Commission.
Available at: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ahl.php?csrno=1608


2016

Sumangali Scheme: When Marriage Assistance Becomes Bonded Labour in Disguise (OP-ED)
Chandra, R.R. (2016, November 3). Sumangali Scheme: When Marriage Assistance Becomes Bonded Labour in Disguise, The News Minute. .
Available at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/sumangali-scheme-when-marriage-assistance-becomes-bonded-labour-disguise-52320


Want a chance to join the fight against crime? A look at the nascent field of Criminology in India (OP-ED)
Chandra, R.R. (2016, July 2). Want a chance to join the fight against crime? A look at the nascent field of Criminology in India, The News Minute.
Available at http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/want-chance-join-fight-against-crime-look-nascent-field-criminology-india-45811


Youth Power: 23-Year-old Criminologist from Udaipur worked with UNICEF on Nirbhaya Case (Expert Opinion)
Chandra, R.R. (2016, January 21). Youth Power: 23-year-old criminologist from Udaipur worked with UNICEF on Nirbhaya Case, Patrika News Network & Rajasthan Patrika.
Available at http://m.rajasthanpatrika.patrika.com/story/rajasthan/a-23-year-old-criminologist-rochin-from-udaipur-1752106.html


2015

Reparative Justice to the Rape Victims: A Path towards Empowerment. (Book Chapter)
Chandra, R.R. (2015). Reparative Justice to the Rape Victims: A Path towards Empowerment. In: D.J. Dominic (Ed.) Women in 21st Century: Working towards Empowerment (pp. 471-474). Panaji, Goa: Broadway Publishing House. ISBN 978-93-84298-19-7


2014

Prevention of Corruption: Lesson Learned from History (Conference Proceedings)
Thakre, A.G., & Chandra, R.R. (2014). Prevention of Corruption: Lesson Learned from History. In: Proceedings of the ICSSR National Conference on Corruption and Anti-Corruption: Perceptions, Assessments & Prescriptions (pp. 54-57). Coimbatore, India: Bonfring. ISBN 978-93-84743-20-8


Impact of RTI as an Anti-Corruption Tool: A Critical Analysis of People’s Perspectives (Conference Proceedings)
Chandra, R.R., & Shivalaxmi, A. (2014). Impact of RTI as an Anti-Corruption Tool: A Critical Analysis of People’s Perspectives. In: Proceedings of the ICSSR National Conference on Corruption and Anti-Corruption: Perceptions, Assessments & Prescriptions (Pp.58-60). Coimbatore, India: Bonfring. ISBN 978-93-84743-20-8


Professional Affiliations
  • The Rajasthan Society of Criminology & Victimology (President)
  • The South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology (Member)
Editorial Roles
  • International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (International Editorial Board Member 2015- )
  • International Journal of Cyber Criminology (International Reviewer 2016 -)
Mentors making a difference

Professor (Dr.) K. Jaishankar
M.Phil. Dissertation Advisor (2016-17)

Dr. Syed Umarhathab
M.Sc. Dissertation Advisor (2015-16)