Kural பயனில் சொல் பராட்டு வானை மகன்எனல் மக்கட் பதடி யெனல்.       In English: Call him a human chaff who prides Himself in weightless idle words.

Department of Criminology

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Name:
Dr. R. Thilagaraj , Ph.D
Designation:
Professor & Head
Specialization:
Psychology of Crime and Delinquency ,Research Methodology

Contacts

Address:

Office: Chair Person, School of Social Science Department of Criminology University of Madras Chepauk Campus Chennai - 600005

Residence:

Phone:

Off: 91-44-2536 6988

Res: +91-44-2618 1751

Mobile: 9444961081

Membership

National

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Police Research, Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
  • Member of the Central Advisory Board for the Homes of the Children to advise the Government and matters relating to the establishment and maintenance the Homes for the Children, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • Member of the Editorial Board in the International Journal of Criminal Justice Science.
  • Non-Official Member of the Tamil Nadu Legal Services Authority.
  • Member, Lok Adalat, High Court, Chennai
  • Chairman, Indian Society of Criminology.
  • Vice President, Indian Society of Human Rights
  • Chairman (Research Wing), Institute of Criminological Research Education and Services.
  • Founder Secretary, Indian Society of Victimology
  • Member Trustee, Information Security & Cyber Crime Research Foundation
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Human Rights
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Criminology
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Victimology.
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration
  • Life member, Institute of Criminological Research Education and Services.
  • Member of the Syndicate, University of Madras
  • Member of the Senate, University of Madras
  • Member of the Academic Council, University of Madras
  • Member of the Teachers and Research Committee, University of Madras
  • Member of the Audit and Accounts Committee, University of Madras
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee, University of Madras
  • Member of the Committee for Autonomous Colleges, University of Madras
  • Member of the Board of Research and Studies in Social Studies, University of Madras 
  • Member of the Governing Council, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai
  • Member of the Governing Council, Women?s Christian College, Chennai

International

  • Editor (South Asian Chapter), Asian Journal of Criminology, Hong Kong.
  • Vice President, International Society of Criminological Psychology, Mexico
  • Working Party Member, Working Party on Restorative Justice, The Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York, USA

Projects (Total Projects : 9)

  • Title : Project on ?Journey to Crime: A study of mobility of property offenders in Chennai City? funded by UGC.
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  • Title : Project on ?Trafficking and HIV: Vulnerabilities, Linkages to HIV and Responsibilities? funded by TANSACS & UNDP
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  • Title : Project on ?An Evaluation Study of the Scheme on De-addiction Centres for alcoholics and drug addicts in the Southern States of India? funded by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi.
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  • Title : Drug Abuse among Street Children: A Study on Policies and Programmes in the State of Tamil Nadu funded by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi.
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  • Title : Social Deviance and Victimization of Street Children in Madras City. Funded by Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.
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  • Title : Crime In Railways: A Study on Crimes Against Passengers. Funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi
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  • Title : An Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Act 1986 funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
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  • Title : Issues and Problems in Reintegrating Young Offenders into Society Funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
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  • Title : Punishment Before Verdict: A Study on Under Trial Prisoners in the State of Tamil Nadu. Funded by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi
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Publications

Articles (Total Articles: 6)

  • Thilagaraj, R., (2007). ?Victims of Trafficking?. Indian Journal of Criminology, Vol 35 (I & 2), January & July, 2007, 
  • Thilagaraj. R., and Priyamvadha. M., (2003), ?Impact of Official Intervention and Deviant Labeling on Juveniles: A Case Study Approach? Indian Journal of Criminology, Vol. 33 (1 & 2), January & July, 2005., 
  • Thilagaraj. R., and Priyamvadha. M., (2003), ?Gender Based Elder Abuse: A Criminological Perspective?Social Defence, Vol. 54, No. 156, April, 2003., 
  • Thilagaraj. R., and S. Latha (2003), ?Drug Abuse in India: An Overview?. Social Defence, Vol. 54, No. 155, January, 2003., 
  • Thilagaraj. R., and M. Priyamvadha (2002), ?Elder Abuse in India?. Social Defence, New Delhi., 
  • Thilagaraj, R. and Latha, S, (2003). ?Crime Prevention ? A Modern Tool to Crime Reduction? Tamil Nadu Prosecutor?s Journal, Vol. 5, Part - I, 

Books (Total Books: 4)

  • Thilagaraj. R. (2002), Human Rights and Criminal Justice Administration. APH Publications, New Delhi,,  )
  • Thilagaraj,R. (2000), Crime in railways. University of Madras,  )
  • Thilagaraj,R. (2000), Social deviance and victimization of children. Dattsons Publications, Nagpur,  )
  • Thilagaraj,R. (1989), Goal behavior of delinquents. University of Madras.,  )

Seminar / Conference / Workshop

National

  • Organized a two days workshop on ?Digital Signatures and Cyber Crimes ? Technological and Legal Issues? during 17-18, November 2006 at Hotel Comfort Inn Marina Towers, Chennai for the Indian Society of Criminology in collaboration with Information Security & Cyber Crime Research Foundation.
  • Organized a one day workshop on ?Prison Reforms in India? on September 18th, 2006 at University of Madras
  • Organized a one ? day seminar on ?Criminal Justice Reforms? in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration on September 9th, 2006 at University of Madras.
  • Organized a one ? day seminar on ?Delay in Disposal of Criminal Cases? on 19th of August 2006 at University of Madras.
  • Organized a one ? day national seminar on ?Digital Evidence? on December 2, 2005 at the University of Madras
  • Organized a seminar on ?Cyber Crime & Information Security: A Global Perspective? on 7th February, 2006 at the Department of Criminology.
  • Organized a one-day Seminar on ?Crimes Against Women? in M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women during the month of September, 2005 for the women?s college students in the city.
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