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Kumaravelu Chockalingam, Ph.D.

Professor, Tokiwa International Victimology Institute, Graduate School of Human Science and Graduate School of Victimology, Tokiwa University, Japan

K. Chockalingam earned his M.A. in Criminology, M.L. in Criminal law and Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. He was the founding head of the Department of Criminology, University of Madras in 1983. He served as vice chancellor of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli of Tamil Nadu, Southern India from 2001-2004. In his career he has been awarded the Max Planck Research Fellowship thrice by the Max Planck Institute of International and Foreign and Penal Law, Germany; the Distinguished International Scholar Award of the American Society of Criminology (1996); the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (1996); and the University Grants Commission of India Hari Om Ashram National Award (2003). He was the founding secretary of Indian Society of Criminology (1970-1976) and the founding president of Indian Society of Victimology (1992-2007). He has been a life member of World Society of Victimology since 1985, has served as its vice president (2000-03), and is currently a member of its executive committee (1991-2012). He is also a consultant to the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and is Chairman of Thiruvalluvar Criminology Research Foundation, Chennai, India (2007- ). He sits as a board member of the Institute of Victimology, established under the National Centre for Victims of Crime, Sri Lanka (2007- ), and has widely travelled and lectured at many universities in several countries, including the ICPC, Canada and UNAFEI, Japan. In September 2005, he joined as professor at Tokiwa University where he currently teaches at the university’s Graduate School of Victimology.

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