Mr. Neeraj Kumar

Assistant Professor (Research) School of Internal Security and Police Administration
Ph.D (Pursuing),M.Phil

About Mr. Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar, is a Research Associate at the School of Internal Security and Police Administration, Rashtriya Raksha University (Institution of National Importance). His interest areas are Constitutional Governance & Access to Justice, Sociology of Policing, Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration, Victimology, Juvenile Justice, Internal Security, Development & Crime, Geopolitics and Human Rights.

He has a graduate degree in Engineering (Biotechnology) from the Allahabad Agriculture Deemed University in Allahabad, and Postgraduate from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has M.Phil. Degree from TISS on research works of Human Rights at Borderland of Indo – Pak border of Jammu and Kashmir due to cease-fire violations. He is pursuing Ph.D. (at the final stage of submission) from TISS and his research work is on Non Registration of F.I.R in Sexual Offences: A study in the State of Maharashtra. He has been engaged in several research projects in the area of criminal justice system such as ‘The Study on the Functioning of Child Care Agencies in the State of Maharashtra as per Supreme Court Directions in Sampurna Behura v. Union of India’ (Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights), ‘Non-Registration of Crimes: Problems and Solutions’ (Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs), ‘Bail and Its Extent of Abuse Including Recidivism’ (SVP National Police Academy, Ministry of Home Affairs), ‘Electoral Behavior’ (Research Council, TISS) and ‘Study on the Role of the Public Justice System in Combatting Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Mumbai and West Bengal’ (International Justice Mission). He has done fieldwork and internships in organization like Shramik Kranti Sanghatana (Right based approach grass root Organization), Department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of Maharashtra & UNICEF, DISHA organization (Working on victim assistance for crime victims), Integrated Rural Health Development Project (Field Action Project, TISS) etc.

He has been awarded UGC NET-JRF fellowship and visited Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic in Ph.D. student exchange program for one semester. He was also Co-Convener for National seminar on ‘Access to Criminal, Correctional Justice & Human Trafficking for Marginalized in Indian Context’ (TISS). He has been Advisory Board member of Research Projects.

He has published article and also participated and presented paper in International and National conferences. He was awarded National Second Prize for paper presentation on safe and secure city for economic development at FICCI from Union Home Secretary Mr. G. K. Pillai.

He is lifetime member of Indian Society of Criminology and Indian Society of Victimology. He was also, involved in providing training to Indian Police Services, Indian Forest Services, Paramilitary officers, and Prison officers. He has teaching experience to Postgraduate students in the capacity of Teaching Associate and also as a fieldwork supervisor at the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, TISS. He was visiting faculty at School of Law, SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed University), Mumbai for teaching a course, ‘Forensic Science and Law’ in LL.B program (2017-18) for one semester. He has developed research proposal for CAPFs, State Police, Civil Organizations etc.

  • Sr. Research Officer in a project ‘Study on the Functioning of Child Care Agencies in the State of Maharashtra as per Supreme Court Directions in Sampurna Behura v. Union of India’, sponsored by MSCPCR, Maharashtra.
  • Research Assistant in a project ‘Non-Registration of Crimes: Problems and Solutions’, sponsored by Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
  • Research Assistant in a project ‘Bail and Its Extent of Abuse Including Recidivism’, sponsored by SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
  • Research Assistant at TISS in project on ‘Electoral Behavior’ research sponsored by research council of TISS.
  • Visiting Faculty at School of Law, SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed University), Mumbai for teaching a course, ‘Forensic Science and Law’ in LL.B program (2017-18) for one semester.
  • Teaching Associate in the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, TISS for LL.M program in courses of Legal and Justice Institutions including Court and Case Management;’ Community & Citizen Participation and Alternative Dispute Resolution methods and Legal Research Methods respectively from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
  • Teaching Associate in the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, TISS for M.A program in course of ‘Law, Institution and Society’ (CBCS) from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
  • Fieldwork Co-coordinator and Supervisor for LL.M students of 2017-18, 2018 -19 & 2019-20 batch, TISS.
  • Advisory Board Member (TISS and IJM) in research project on ‘The Study on the Role of the Public Justice System in Combatting Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Mumbai’.
  • Advisory Board Member (TISS and IJM) in research project on ‘The Study on the Role of the Public Justice System in Combatting Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Six Districts of West Bengal’.
  • Instrumental & Member organizing committee (for its first kind of training outside the CRPFF Academies for CRPF personnel’s) for conducting one-week Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) for CRPF officers sponsored by Training Directorate, CRPF, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India at TISS in 2018.
  • Member organizing committee & Chief Rapporteur for conducting one-week Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) for Senior IPS officers sponsored by Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India at TISS from 2014 to 2017.
  • Member organizing committee for conducting training courses for Indian Forest Services officers at TISS from 2014 to 2018.
  • Member organizing committee for conducting inaugural ‘The ISC-IJM Shanmugam – Diaz Annual Memorial Lecture’ at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
  • Co-Convener for National seminar on ‘Access to Criminal, Correctional Justice & Human Trafficking for Marginalized in Indian Context’ organized by SLR&CG, TISS.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for conducting training of CISF officials on Stress Management in Mumbai Region.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for conducting training of CRPF officers on Leadership and Soft Skills at CRPF Academy, Mount Abu.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for study of Stress among CISF personnel’s in Mumbai region.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof Arvind Tiwari for conducting training of Police on Investigation in J&K, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof Arvind Tiwari and Submitted to DGP Odisha for partnering and working with Odisha Police on different aspects of policing.
  • Written a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for one-week training course of ITBP Officers on Leadership Profile and Soft Skills. (Approval granted to conduct the training in 2021)
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for Mid Career Training Program for 6 days of MP Police officers on “Soft Skills and Leadership”.
  • Developed a vision document and sustainable plan along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for Center for Police Studies and Public Security, TISS.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for research study on ‘Response of RAF in tackling Communal Violence’ in Collaboration with Rapid Action Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for M.P. Police citizen safety perception surveys for better police service delivery.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for collaboration of TISS and MONASH University on Human Trafficking Research.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for funding TISS-IJM Chair Assistant Professor MoU in Center for Police Studies and Public Security, TISS. (Funder has accepted the proposal)
  • Developed along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari and Submitted a Proposal to UGC for an online master’s degree program for M.A Public Safety, Rule of Law & Access to Justice.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for online certificate course on ‘Everyday Violence, Public Safety and Law Enforcement’.
  • Developed a proposal along with Prof. Arvind Tiwari for one-week course for ITBP officers on ‘ Leadership Profile and Soft Skills ‘

Subject of Interest: Sociology of Policing, Human Rights, Constitutional Governance & Access to Justice, Criminology & Criminal Justice Administration; Victimology, Internal Security, CAPFs, Development & Crime, Research Methodology in CJS Research, Public Safety, Gender and Policing, Cyber Security, Forensic Investigation, Wellbeing of Police Personnel, Police Community Relationship, Police Training.

  • Awarded UGC NET-JRF fellowship.
  • Awarded fellowship for Ph.D. student exchange program in Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
  • Executive Council Member of Indian Society of Criminology.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Criminology.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Victimology.
  • Awarded National Second Prize for paper presentation on safe and secure city for economic development at FICCI from Union Home Secretary Mr. G. K. Pillai.
  • School secretary of School of Social Work, TISS.
  • Hostel representative, TISS.
  • Won National level swimming competition of KVS.
  • Certificate holder of ‘Noetic Action in Leadership Program’ organized by TISS.
  • NCC ‘B’ certificate holder.
  • Full paper published entitled ‘Non Registration of Crime in Sexual offences’ in book (ISBN No. 9789388398336.) as part of conference proceeding in 41st all India criminology conference of the Indian society of criminology.

    Sr. No. Year of Completion Qualification Institute/University Percentage
    1 Pursuing Ph.D.* Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
    2 2017 M.Phil. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. 76
    3 2013 M.A Social Work (Criminology and Justice) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. 65
    4 2010 B.Tech. (Biotechnology) Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, U.P 77.77
    • Participated in national seminar on ‘Democratic Policing: Gender, Poverty, Development’ in MP Police Academy and B R Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, March 1-2, Bhopal, 2019.
    • Participated in UGC national workshop on ‘Nexus Between Law & Social Justice in Contemporary Era,’ Department of Law, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, 5th October 2017.
    • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC VISIT: Visited Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic in Ph.D. student exchange program for one semester from September 2016 to December 2016.
    • Participated in workshop on ‘Legal Teaching and Legal Strategies’, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, April 13, 2015.
    • Participated in training workshop on ‘Leftwing Extremisms – Challenges & Solutions’ for IFS officers, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, June 23-24, 2014.
    • Participated in Social Science Module for IFS (Probationer), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 28th April – 3rd May 2013.
    • Participated in ‘Workshop on the Orientation & Induction for Rural Livelihood Interns’, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, April 25– 26, 2013.
    • Shramik Kranti Sangathana, (Grass root right based organization), Raigad, Maharashtra from July 2011 to March 2012 as part of 1st year Masters fieldwork.
    • Department of Women & Child Development, Govt. of Maharashtra & UNICEF, Thane, Maharashtra from June 2012 to November 2012 as part of 2nd year Masters fieldwork.
    • Integrated Rural Health Development Project (Field Action Project, TISS), Thane, Maharashtra from March 2013 to April 2013 as part of 2nd year Masters fieldwork.
    • Sarvodaya Seva Ashram, NGO (Child Fund India), Chitrakoot, U.P. from October 2011 to November 2011 as one-month internship.
    • M Ward Project (TISS) from 1st to 15th December 2011 as collection of household data from M Ward slums, Mumbai.
    • DISHA, NGO (Working on victim assistance for crime victims), Amravati, Maharashtra from 1st to 15th April 2012 as part of rural practicum.
    • ACTION AID and TISS, from 8th to 18th December 2012 as, involved in data collection of street children in Mumbai for street children census.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Response of Criminal Justice System in Combating the Menace of Human Trafficking in West Bengal’ in 42nd all India criminology conference of the Indian society of criminology, Department of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, Dr. H S Gour University, Sagar, February 20-22, 2020.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Reforms in Police Investigation and Prosecution’ in National Conference on Reforms in Criminal Justice System – Revisiting Justice Malimath Committee Report, Centre for Research in Criminal Justice, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, May 4, 2019.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Non Registration of Crime in Sexual offences’ in 41st all India criminology conference of the Indian society of criminology, Department of Political Science, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai, February 1-3, 2019.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Police Reform in Investigation: A Pathway to Justice’ in national seminar, Access to Criminal and Correctional Justice and Human Trafficking, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, February 18, 2018.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Human Rights at Borderland’ in 40th all India criminology conference of the Indian society of criminology, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, January 18-20, 2018.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Ethical Concerns in Criminal Justice Research’ in 6th annual international conference on contemporary legal scholarship cum legal research skills training workshop, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, September 16-17, 2017.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Double Victimization of Children at Children Institutions; Protector or Prosecutor of Children Rights’ in 4th International and 8th Biennial conference of the Indian society of Victimology, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai, October 9-11, 2014.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Forest Right Act; Violation of Food Rights to Adivasi Children’ in 4th International and 8th Biennial conference of the Indian society of Victimology, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai, October 9-11, 2014.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Access to Justice to Adivasis in Central India’ in 5th Annual conference of Asian Criminological Society, Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, April 14-16, 2013.
    • Paper presentation on titled ‘Role of Police in Safe and Secure City for Economic Development’ in Homeland security 2012 – Safe and secure city, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, August 7-8, 2012.
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Secondary and Primary Data Analysis, Research Methodology, Report Writing, Proposal Development (Course, Training, Research Project etc.), MS Office (Word and PowerPoint), MS Excel, ATLAS.ti, SPSS.
    • Proactive with go-getter attitude, Excellent people and team skills, Ability to produce quality work under limited guidance and supervision, Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment, Good communication and presentation skills, Multitasking skills and commitment for excellence.