Indian Journal of Criminology is a joint publication of the Indian Society of Criminology (“ISC”) and the Centre for Criminology and Victimology, National Law University Delhi. The journal is peer-reviewed Open access bi-annually (January and July) Journal. Indian Journal of Criminology began in 1973. It has been considered a reputable and prestigious journal in the field of criminology and criminal justice in the Indian context. The Indian Journal of Criminology meets all the requirements for academic excellence in criminology and is included in the UGC-CARE List Group I. Indian Journal of Criminology began in 1973. The inaugural piece of writing in the journal has been authored by the esteemed Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer and focuses on the subject matter of "The Criminal Process and Legal Aid". The journal has undertaken notable editors to ensure that the publications in the field of criminology maintain their excellence and have a significant impact The notable editors such as Shri. N. Pitchandi, Shri. V. R. Lakshminarayanan, Dr. K.V. Kaliappan, S.P. Srivastava, B.N. Chattoraj, Dr. R. Thilagaraj, Dr. S. Latha, and currently Prof. G.S. Bajpai have dedicated themselves to the continuous improvement and development of the journal. Prof. G.S. Bajpai has already edited 09 volumes out of the 50 volumes published so far and continues to serve as the editor. Under his leadership, the journal has made significant strides in establishing a strong online presence, including a user-friendly website. As a result, the journal has been included in the prestigious UGC-CARE List Group I.

Indian Journal of Criminology is jointly managed by
Indian Society of Criminology &  National Law University Delhi.



The scope of the journal covers all aspects of Criminology, Criminological Sciences (Crime Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Penology, Social Work and ICT applications) and Victimology. Empirical research-based papers in the broader domain of criminal justice administration are especially encouraged. Comparative studies from international contributors focusing on the substantive and applied aspects of criminology and criminal justice are highly solicited. We also welcome papers from the University/Department/Institutions, Correctional Services, Social Work Organisations, and Forensic Science Laboratories etc.

Indian Society of Criminology 

The Indian Society of Criminology (“ISC”) was established in the year 1970, with the objectives of advancing the study and application of Criminology and Allied Sciences, for the welfare of the society. It also endeavoured to facilitate cooperation among persons interested in the prevention and control of crime, which has escalated over time. Over a short span, the ISC developed into a pioneering National organisation due to the cumulative efforts of its dedicated founders. The society was initiated by professionals, namely, Professor T. E. Shanmugam, Mr. Pitchandi, Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, Mr. Pon Paramaguru, IPS, Professor K. Chockalingam, and Mr. K. Mani. Lately, this enterprise has extended and decided to promote Criminological education and advanced Research in the area of Criminology, and it is in this spirit that ISC organises an International Conference every year at different locations. A platform that has become a major attraction for budding Criminologists to shape their thinking and invite interest towards the interdisciplinary field of Criminology.

 National Law University Delhi

National Law University Delhi (“NLUD”), established in 2008 through Delhi Government Act No. 1 of 2008, is a premier legal institution imparting quality legal education and research, including publications. Being a leader among legal institutions, the University has over 20 Research Centres known for their superior field research in critical legal issues. The University is also renowned for having an experienced and highly dedicated team of faculty members and researchers.
The Centre for Criminology and Victimology and K. L. Arora Chair in Criminal Law have been established at NLU Delhi to partake in and carry out quality Research, focusing on the emerging areas of Criminology and Victimology in criminal justice administration.