DIG Shekhawat inaugurates crime-science courses in Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth
Janardhan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth in collaboration with Center for Criminology & Public Policyhas begun Criminology & Police Science courses in Lok Shikshan Vibhag. DIG of Rajasthan Prisons, Surendra Singh Shekhawat was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony.
‘Criminology & Police Science courses’ was launched under Directorate of Janshikshan and Extension Programmes with the aim to advance knowledge in policing and crime prevention.
In his address, DIG Shekhawat congratulated the institution for taking this academic initiative and exhorted the students to make use of the opportunity at its best. He also encouraged faculty members to offer their expertise to state prisons by organizing capacity-building programs for jailors who manage difficult and disruptive prisoners on daily basis.
DIG Shekhawat said that this move will definitely improve the performance of criminal justice system.
R Rochin Chandra, a practicing professor, in his inaugural address said that it is essential to bring criminology and police science in mainstream universities because of the upward spike in crime and the politicization of crime policy. “By scaling such courses on academic platform, we can reduce the impact of crime on everyday lives” he added.
Pointing out that crime is a serious problem, Chandra hoped that this course will strengthen the criminal justice machinery in Rajasthan by providing it with skilled and qualified professionals. “As we aspire to embrace smart policing and corrections, people with an intimate knowledge of crime and criminal behaviour will only complement governments’ efforts.”
Dr. Sanjeev Rajpurohit, Dr. Om Parekh and Dr. Peerkant Meena offered felicitations. Dr. Dharmendra Rajoria proposed the vote of thanks. Vinita Kewlani acted as Chief Rapporteur.