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Vision

In accordance with the vision of Rastriya Raksha university, establish nationally and internationally -recognized programs in the school of criminology and Behavioural sciences by developing community engagements, increasing quality publications, multidisciplinary studies, securing national-level grants and quality faculty to impart industry needed technical know-how . The School seeks to integrate theory, research, and practice in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, victimology, security studies, criminal justice social work and crime sciences. Our goal is to place the School of Criminology and Behavioural Science at the forefront as an international, national and regional source of expertise and develop Academic Partnership with the Strategic and Security Forces and Institutions for cross-disciplinary studies and research. Which will help the students to develop skills like analyze the behavior of criminals, write reports, criminal profiling, rehabilitation of witnesses and victims, development of prosocial behaviour using their learned behavioral studies during their studies. a direct exposure to work on mock scenarios and practicing on case reviews will be part of their academia. Promote inclusiveness and Academic Freedom is the motto of the school.

Mission

The School of Criminology and Behavioural Sciences, seeks to develop students that will positively impact both the public and private agencies in international, national and regional levels. Positive impacts will occur because our students are learning in an environment where faculty are actively engaged in theorizing, researching, publishing and promoting excellence in practice as well as in the classroom. Also, the integration of international faculty members and practitioners in teaching our students broaden their vision and develop them as holistic individuals.

Mission specific goals
  • To develop, through teaching, research, and extension activities students who will make effective use of evaluation, analysis and synthesis to interpret and solve problems.
  • To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable them to make better informed decisions using available research, theory, and knowledge of effective practices in the field of criminology and Behavioural Sciences.
  • To develop graduates who can appraise and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge and practice.
  • To develop graduates who use their knowledge of theory and research to inform practice.
  • To create life-long learners who continuously seek to discover, appraise, and address changes in populations, scientific and technological developments, and emerging societal trends.
About School of Criminology and Behavioural Sciences

The School of Criminology and Behavioural Sciences (SCBS), Rashtriya Raksha University is well established and one of the few Schools at University level offering programs in Criminology and Psychology at Masters level, Advanced Diplomas, PhD and Certificates for Indians and NRIs. The school of Criminology and Behavioural Science is aspiring to apply the theories of criminology and Behavioural sciences and research into practice, by providing quality education and training to the students to become future working professionals contributing to prevention of crimes and criminality. Their knowledge and skill would aid in addressing the internal security issues, preventing crime and criminality and ensure social & communal harmony in the society for the wellbeing of all.

Programmes & Course Offered

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Programme in Criminology is a Two Years programme under semester pattern, with Choice Based Credit System with two specializations viz, 1. Criminal Justice Social Work, 2. Security Studies, with an intake of 30 students. Graduates from any discipline can take up this programme. This Master’s programme consists of: Core courses and Elective courses which are compulsory for all students; 40% of the Courses have a practical Component, built into the syllabi. Internship and Dissertation/ Project are compulsory and included as core. Students have to undergo internship during the Vacations in their chosen area of specialization/interest. MSc in Criminology and Crime Science will be offered from July 2020.

The advanced diploma in clinical criminology program is a one year programme under semester pattern in which there is an intake of 7 students. This programme is aimed at developing interdisciplinary super-professionals who will understand the working of the brain, neuro functioning, the behaviour and emotions leading to criminal behaviour and how to diagnose and treat the offenders. They help law enforcement and the justice system; clinical criminology is the only professional in the forensic system who is qualified to moderate between the mental health and legal experts. This is an intensive course with a lot of dedication and keen knowledge of understanding is required, the major role of these professionals would be working with the offenders and victims in the society and institutions.

This advanced diploma aims in teaching the ways to rehabilitate youths and adults who engage in antisocial behavior, the professionals will be provided the techniques and training to help in rehabilitating all the individuals who show the symptoms of violence and propensity to commit violence. The course is one of its kind to be launched in India where it can be used to foster prosocial neurodevelopment, to tackle youth and adults with mental health problems, ADHD, antisocial youth, antisocial drivers, firesetters, etc. to help the society at large. The students will impart skills that are required for prosocial competence: self-control; social perspective-taking; problem solving; critical reasoning; creative thinking; social skills; and values to delinquents. There will be an intake of 7 students.

Prospects of working with jails, judicial system, NGOs, Loak adalats,opening your own consultancies and family courts.

This advanced diploma in Clinical Forensic Psychology aims in teaching the ways to understand human clinical issues found in criminal & antisocial behaviors. This course also teaches different techniques of interrogation to assess the mental status, neuro cognitive deficits , Competency to stand trial and other case studies of forensic in nature as well as opportunities to work with some live cases according to the availability, and will also be trained on technologies to help the law enforcement and judicial system. Prospects of working with jails, forensic labs, judicial system, NGOs, Lok Adalats and other law agencies. There will be an intake of 7 students.

PhD in Criminology/Behavioural Science is a three-year programme in which full time programmes are offered. The main objective of this programme is to develop the research skills among the students to have better implications in the theory and practical approaches. The admission to the Programme is through Entrance Examination conducted by the University and eligibility, duration and other conditions of the Programme are governed by RRU PhD Regulations.

Programme objective

  1. The programme is aimed at providing qualified and skilled manpower to meet the requirement of Forensic Psychology field.
  2. Programme is designed to provide the real time exposure to the students and professionals to tackle the issues and challenges in the area of Forensic Psychology.
  3. Strengthening students to become experts, entrepreneurs, investigators, scientists, correctional administrators, Forensic Psychologist, Criminal Psychologist, Expert Witnesses, Consultants, Victims Counsellors and Therapist or Correctional Psychologist researchers and academicians of highest order.
  4. Providing multidisciplinary training for professional competency and holistic development of the students.

Programme Outline

    These students will also eligible to join in M.Phil (2years) or Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PDCP) program which are recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) which will be beneficial for them to become registered mental health professionals. Know more..

Research Plan

Research Centre is established to carry out interdisciplinary research in the area of Dermatoglyphic which can help in identifying physical illness, disorders, disabilities and deviance in addition to inborn potential. Centre is also dedicated to developing and providing the best computer assisted behavioral assessment, analysis and Diagnostic aids based on the study of Dermatoglyphic. the aim and objective for setting up center of excellence for Dermatoglyphic analysis is to carry out psychometric research to scientifically assess and validate the existing assessment of inborn talent through Dermatoglyphic and to develop a prototype combining psychometric test with Dermatoglyphic assess the inborn talent for career guidance and personality assessment. The direct beneficiaries of this technology are counsellor and consultants working in the area of recruitment , education, parenting and child development sectors. The center also provides research writing and publishing consultancy on Dermatoglyphic analysis.

The center of excellence for cyberpsychology works for providing awareness on communication including how it changes the meaning with our modern ways of conveying, how the communication on social media has a positive and negative impact on the minds of the children, family, friends and communicators. Present ways of communication and landing them to various difficulties resulting in behaviors which are not pro social. The center conducts online courses in cyber psychology for 10 + 2 students, Corporates, to help in understanding the interface of Technology, social communicators, and its impact on the thoughts, feelings, emotions resulting in unwanted behavior. Centre also provides mental health service to the cyber victims, cyber perpetrators, who have been referred to as cyber bullying, threatening and harassment problems.

The centre of excellence for child protection in collaboration with the United Nations International children’s emergency fund is committed to provide a safe present and safer future to the children, through comprehensive training, exhaustive research, integrated education and avid extension. Centre of excellence for child protection is a UNICEF sponsored Centre setup. The vulnerable and still budding minds of kids are vital to fathom in order to provide them a safe present and safer future. The center of excellence for child protection, RRU( in partnership with UNICEF) is planning a 5 day professional development capsule course for the special Juvenile police unit in India.

Under the prescribed advisory issued by the ministry of home affairs to the Government of India, the women and safety division is set up under the leadership of Dr Divyashree, to oversee the implementation of the guidelines in state and union territories and to collect all the information from each state and union territories and provide assistance two states and union territories in offering research on data collected, collect and circulate best practices of different states and union territories. in this regard in order to address issues of women’s safety and dignity, to combat the crimes against women.

The National Resource Centre for Human Anti Trafficking I was launched on 26th February 2021 as notified by the Union Home Ministry, Government of India. The resource centre on human trafficking has been established by sining of a Memorandum of understanding between Indian Police Foundation(IPF) and RRU, an important chapter in history of anti human trafficking in India and the world. A world-first resource Center on all matters relating to human trafficking and response on human trafficking including prevention and combating trafficking. The centre is a repository of all resources including books, articles, pictures, videos, media reports, films both in hard copy and electronic format. The centre aims to facilitate and organise seminars, webinars, transit, and destination, including in the electronic space. Dr. P.M Nair internationally acclaimed expert in the eminent source faculty and advisor to facilitate this centre and Dr. Shahanshah Gulpham is the Nodal Officer of NRCHT.

Publications

Dr. Shahanshah Gulpham

  • Increasing Poverty Correlate with Crime: Crime Prevention through Developmental Approach in Indian Journal of Social Studies and Humanities, Vol 1 (5) in Jan-Mar 2021 Dec-20 (Article)
  • Rights of Elderly Women in Disastrous and Pandemic Situation: Challenges and Redressal in Problems of Elderly People- An International Outlook Mahi Publication 978-81-949392-6-9 (Book Chapter)
  • Police Administration: Working Process and Living Conditions of Police Personal in U.P. Mahi Publications, Ahmedabad 978-93-89-339-13-0 Dec-20 (Book)

Ms. Vinita Kewlani

  • Increasing Poverty Correlate with Crime: Crime Prevention through Developmental Approach Indian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities January, 2020 (Article)
  • Status of Elderly People in India Problems of Elderly People: An International Outlook, Mahi Publication, ISBN-978-81-949392-6-9 December, 2020 (Book Chapter).
Board of Studies
Sr. No. Name Designation and Affilation Photo
1.  Mr. K V Ravi Kumar Director,
Institute of Security Science and Management,
Rashtriya Raksha University,
Lavad,
Gandhinagar
2.  Dr. J R Gaur Director,
School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security (SFRMNS),
Rashtriya Raksha University,
Lavad,
Gandhinagar
3.  Mahesh A Tripathi Assistant Professor (Forensic Psychology)
School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security (SFRMNS),
Rashtriya Raksha University,
Lavad,
Gandhinagar
4.  Dr. Jay Kumar Ranjan Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology,
Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi-221005
Uttar Pradesh
5.  Dr. Ranjeeta Kumari Senior Scientific Officer
Central Forensic Science
Laboratory CBI
New Delhi
6.  Prof (Dr.) Sanjukta Das Professor & Head
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Visiting and Eminent Speakers
  • Dr. George Richards, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Edinboro University, USA (Fulbright Specialist)
  • Ruwan Uderwerage-Perera, Former Police Officer and Visiting Fellow, School of Criminology, Southampton Solent University, UK (International Visiting Faculty -2018 and 2020)
  • Professor Geetha Suresh, School of Criminal Justice, Stevenson University, USA. (International Speaker of a Workshop)
  • Dr. Michael Pittaro, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, American Military University, USA. (Academic Visitor)
  • Professor Natti Ronel, Department of Criminology, Bar Illan University, Israel. (International Speaker of a Seminar).
  • Rukhsana Siddiqua, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bashani Science and Technology University, Bangladesh (International Visiting Faculty – 2020)
Expert Lectures
  • The “Criminologists Development Forum” (CDF), a student run forum of the School invites experts from various fields and conducts series of Lectures called “Crime and Justice Lecture Series”. First lecture of this series was delivered by Professor Bimal N. Patel.
PAST & UPCOMING EVENTS

Three Days Training Programme on ‘Cross-Border Crimes and Joint Operations’ 14 to 16 December 2020. Know more

Innovations in Teaching and Learning


  • Steps will be taken to invite both international and national experts to deliver Lectures via Skype.
  • High Quality Course Material will be prepared to enhance the quality input from the students in the exams and other related activities
  • A Student Exchange programme will be initiated both within the country and outside the country. MOU’s in this regard will be worked out.
  • A student forum by the name “Criminologists Development Forum” (CDF) is already initiated and in this forum, experts will be invited weekly to deliver lectures and it will improve the personality and attitude of the students.
  • Organizing Conferences and Workshops


  • “Crime and Justice Lecture Series” with renowned experts will be conducted frequently. First lecture of this series was delivered by Prof. Natti Ronel, School of Criminology, Bar Illan University, Israel.
  • Short Term Courses for the Police Officers in the discipline of Criminology which will be organised every year.
  • One day Seminar on ‘Issues in Criminology Teaching and Research’ will be initiated.
  • Funding from ICSSR will be sought to organize Research Methodology programmes / workshops in Criminology for 10 days / 15 days duration.
  • Industrial Visits


  • Industrial visits for a period of 20 days are already provided in the Course curriculum of Criminology. However, now the revised syllabus will have more practical components and this will include one week industrial visit / field visit for many core subjects that will have a practical component.
  • Research Activities by Students and Faculty Members


  • Research projects will be undertaken at the State and National Levels
  • MOU with many funding agencies such as BPR&D, ICSSR and other international agency will be initiated to receive research projects.
  • Students will be encouraged to prepare research papers and present in international and national conferences and also, they will be assisted by the faculty members in publishing articles in international and national journals.
  • Mentoring students for In- House and other professional Exams


  • Mentoring students for In- House and other professional Exams will be done in the academic year. One hour every day, the students will be provided coaching for NET/ JRF. Also, One Hour every day, the students will be provided English Remedial Classes to increase their performance in the M.A. Course as well as the Competitive Exams.
  • Tools and Technology
    Consultancy Services
    State of the Art Laboratories

    POLYGRAPH LABORATORY

    The purpose of Psychology lab is to provide training to students to cope up with real cases related to psychology in future. This lab gives an idea to students of human behaviour, to understand criminal and victim behaviour. This lab has instrument called Polygraph popularly referred to as a lie detector that measures and records several psychological indicators such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and skin conductivity while a person is asked and answers a series of questions. The lab is utilised in academics, student’s hands on training, research, training of the executives, and consultancy of live criminal & civil cases as well.

    BRAIN FINGERPRINTING LABORATORY

    BRAIN FINGERPRINTING LABORATORY is an advance technology which enables the investigator the with the portable system of measuring MERMER – P300 waves related to experiential knowledge of a perpetrator acquired during commission of crime. The technology has been Brain Waive USA to India Adapted for the 1st time for RRU. The existing Technology has been used to Give leads to Forensic Psychologist and Investigating officer in criminal case referred by various investigating Agencies. The technology requires a set of Probes and Targets in the form of images and text Displayed on a monitor for the suspect. It can crucially corroborate evidence for criminal justice system.

    The following Centres will be initiated in 2020 in the School.

    1. UNICEF – Centre for Child Protection
    2. Centre for Women Safety
    3. Centre for Crime Data Analytics
    Academic and Research Programmes

    Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Programme in Criminology is a Two Years programme under semester pattern, with Choice Based Credit System with two specializations viz, 1. Criminal Justice Social Work, 2. Security Studies, with an intake of 30 students. Graduates from any discipline can take up this programme. This Master’s programme consists of: Core courses and Elective courses which are compulsory for all students; 40% of the Courses have a practical Component, built into the syllabi. Internship and Dissertation/ Project are compulsory and included as core. Students have to undergo internship during the Vacations in their chosen area of specialization/interest. MSc in Criminology and Crime Science will be offered from July 2020.

    The advanced diploma in clinical criminology program is a one year programme under semester pattern in which there is an intake of 7 students. This programme is aimed at developing interdisciplinary super-professionals who will understand the working of the brain, neuro functioning, the behaviour and emotions leading to criminal behaviour and how to diagnose and treat the offenders. They help law enforcement and the justice system; clinical criminology is the only professional in the forensic system who is qualified to moderate between the mental health and legal experts. This is an intensive course with a lot of dedication and keen knowledge of understanding is required, the major role of these professionals would be working with the offenders and victims in the society and institutions.

    This advanced diploma aims in teaching the ways to rehabilitate youths and adults who engage in antisocial behavior, the professionals will be provided the techniques and training to help in rehabilitating all the individuals who show the symptoms of violence and propensity to commit violence. The course is one of its kind to be launched in India where it can be used to foster prosocial neurodevelopment, to tackle youth and adults with mental health problems, ADHD, antisocial youth, antisocial drivers, firesetters, etc. to help the society at large. The students will impart skills that are required for prosocial competence: self-control; social perspective-taking; problem solving; critical reasoning; creative thinking; social skills; and values to delinquents. There will be an intake of 7 students.

    Prospects of working with jails, judicial system, NGOs, Loak adalats,opening your own consultancies and family courts.

    This advanced diploma in Clinical Forensic Psychology aims in teaching the ways to understand human clinical issues found in criminal & antisocial behaviors. This course also teaches different techniques of interrogation to assess the mental status, neuro cognitive deficits , Competency to stand trial and other case studies of forensic in nature as well as opportunities to work with some live cases according to the availability, and will also be trained on technologies to help the law enforcement and judicial system. Prospects of working with jails, forensic labs, judicial system, NGOs, Lok Adalats and other law agencies. There will be an intake of 7 students.

    PhD in Criminology/Behavioural Science is a three-year programme in which full time programmes are offered. The main objective of this programme is to develop the research skills among the students to have better implications in the theory and practical approaches. The admission to the Programme is through Entrance Examination conducted by the University and eligibility, duration and other conditions of the Programme are governed by RRU PhD Regulations.

    Cells
    Our Partners
    COVINTS CIIPS UNICEF

    CDF is the first student-led forum an initiative under School of Criminology & Behavioural Sciences, Rashtriya Raksha University. The forum is managed by the students of SCBS and is assisted by the faculties. The forum works for the overall development of the students, focusing on their academic pursuits and varied skill sets, such as the ability to think analytically, communicate effectively and execute efficiently. We host various events including conferences, special lectures, internships, field visits, scholarship opportunities, cultural programs and other unique ways through which students can make an essential connection with what they are studying and how they can apply that concept in their career and life. We look forward to connecting with various organizations and other relative forums and societies to benefit the students with greater exposure in the field.

    CDF is a platform to motivate, inspire and promote the scholars, students and members to foster future police–academia partnerships, and other stakeholders to enhance social interactions, community services. It also endeavors to develop social awareness and commitments towards procreating a safe and secure society.

    Our mission is to engage and empower students of diverse backgrounds to explore the varied arenas and careers in criminology and allied sciences. To provide a stand for promoting and encouraging the students to come up with their innovative ideas and execute them efficiently.

    CDF aims for inclusive development of skill sets in the areas of Criminology not only about academics but also in their personality development, inquiring skills, public speaking, holistically focusing on making them able and capable for a dedicated career with employability and sustainability in the field of Criminology.

    CRIMINOLOGISTS’ DEVELOPMENT FORUM (CDF)

    • The School of Criminology & Behavioural Sciences is a pioneer and one of its kind in western India. The School seeks to integrate theory, research and practice in the field of Criminology and its Sub-Disciplines.
    • The School of Criminology & Behavioural Sciences takes the privilege to establish Criminologists’ Development Forum (CDF), an initiative which would assist the Criminology students to metamorphize into professionals.
    • The CDF conducts various programs which include a special lecture by inviting experts from the Criminal Justice agencies and various stakeholders other than the field of Criminology to deliver lectures under the banner of “Crime and Justice Lecture Series”, Zen-Collective wherein activities of non-academic nature are conducted such as workshops, stand-up comedy, sharing of experiences, distressing therapy which includes artworks, dancing and group discussions on contemporary topic etc.

    “Here we Metamorphosis”

    Metamorphosis the process of profound change from one stage to the next in life is like a caterpillar that turns into a butterfly. In the process, it has to go through various stages, from caterpillar to pupa and from pupa to the adult butterfly. Which undergoes a complete transformation that takes place after a great deal of pain, setbacks, joy and time-lapse. The CDF bear resemblance to metamorphosing students and it’s members in enhancing and undergoing a change in a journey of development to blossom and fly like a butterfly to become a well-equipped and far-sighted person in life.


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    Dr. S. L. Vaya

    Director, School of Criminology and Behavioural Sciences

    Rashtriya Raksha University,

    Lavad, Dahegam, Gandhinagar – 382305

    Phone No. – 079-68126823, Ext: 501

    Email – director.scbs@rru.ac.in

    Research Scholars

    Title: “SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN GUJARAT: A STUDY OF RAPE OFFENDERS AND THEIR VICTIMS”

    Batch: 2016-17

    Mode: Full Time

    Guide:

    Status: Pursuing

    Current Job details: Forensic Professional (Psychology Division), Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh, Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

    Title: ASSESSMENT OF READDINESS AND ENGAGEMENT OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN GUJARAT

    Batch: 2016-17

    Mode: Part Time

    Guide:

    Status: Pursuing

    Current Job details: Founder, The Mind Practice (The mental healthcare and forensic psychological service provider) Rehabilitation & Forensic Psychologist, www.themindpractice.in

    Title: FUGITIVE ECONOMIC OFFENDERS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

    Batch: 2017-18

    Mode: Part Time

    Guide:

    Status: Pursuing

    Current Job details:

    Title: TOPIC NOT FINALIZED

    Batch: 2019-20

    Mode: Full Time

    Guide:

    Status: Pursuing

    Current Job details: UGC-JRF




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