A one-day seminar was organized at the Unitedworld School of Law on the topic “Positive & Cyber Criminology and its role in criminal justice from global perspectives” on 28th April 2017. The momentous event was graced by the presence of Professor Natti Ronnel (Head of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of Bar-Ilan University, Israel) as the Chief Guest and Professor K. Jaishankar (Head of the Department, Department of Criminology, RakshaShakti University, Gujarat) as the Keynote Speaker.
Professor Natti Ronel is the founder of the concept “Positive Criminology”. Positive Criminology is defined by Professor Natti Ronel as a continuation of positive psychology, positive experiences with desistance and prevention from crime. This innovative approach focuses on developing a deeper understanding of criminology by separating or excluding forces that lead individuals to embrace deviant or criminal behavior.
Professor K. Jaishnakar is the founder of Cyber Criminology. Cyber Criminology is defined by Professor K. Jaishnakar as “the study of causation of crimes that occur in the cyberspace and its impact in the physical space”.
The seminar focused on discussions by the founding fathers of Positive and Cyber Criminology on the following topics:
- Criminology and its need in Legal Education
- Introduction to new trends of crimes including interpersonal crimes
- Positive Criminology
- How Positive Criminology may influence criminal justice for the welfare of the stakeholders.
- Cyber Criminology
- Role of Cyber Criminology in Criminal Justice