Professor (Dr.) K. Jaishankar is the Founding Principal Director and Professor of Criminology and Justice Sciences of the International Institute of Justice & Police Sciences (IIJPS). Before founding the International Institute of Justice & Police Sciences in 2022, Professor Jaishankar held several positions like Dean, Head of the Department, Syndicate Member, Professor of Criminology and Senior Assistant Professor of Criminology at two major public universities in India. He was a Commonwealth Fellow (2009-2010) at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. He is the founder President of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and founder Executive Director of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC). He is the founding father of Cyber Criminology, an academic sub-discipline of Criminology and the proponent of the Space Transition Theory. He is the recipient of the prestigious “National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) – SCOPUS Young Scientist Award 2012 – Social Sciences”. He is an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) and a United Nations Expert on Issues of Victims of Terrorism. He is recently Ranked 16th among the Top 25 Influential Criminologists in the World during 2010-2020 by Academic Influence an Academic Rankings Site Texas, USA. He earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, an M.A. in Criminology and a PG Diploma in Geographic Information Systems Management and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. His areas of Academic Competence are Cyber Criminology, Victimology, Crime Mapping, GIS, Communal Violence, Policing, and Crime Prevention.