Vipin Vijay Nair of JIBS conferred with Best PhD Award by IASOC
Sonipat: The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC) has conferred the Best PhD Dissertation Award to Dr. Vipin Vijay Nair, Assistant Professor, Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) for his work. Her thesis was: ‘Exploring Coping Mechanisms of Victims of Commercial Sexual Abuse: A Participatory Action Research in Rehabilitation, Protective Homes in India’. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of organized crime and is considered one of the most prestigious honors for scholars in the field. Dr. Nair was an In-Service Doctoral Scholar at JIBS from 2018-21 under Prof. Of Eminence (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Founder and Principal Director, JIBS and Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, St. Cloud State University, USA Prof. (Dr.) D.T. Under the care of Endange. The award will be presented to him at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology to be held from November 15-18, 2023 in Philadelphia, USA.
“We believe that your work is of policy relevance and has broad application to the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of sexual abuse,” IASOC said in the award note. Operated by the Secretariat of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, IASOC is a It is an international body dedicated to advancing the study of organized crime and comprises a network of academics, professionals and students with a focus on these areas. Dr. Nair’s dissertation explores the mechanisms used by vulnerable and victimized women in India who are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation. Through extensive fieldwork and interviews with victims living in shelter homes, Dr. Nair provides a comprehensive analysis of the psychological, social, and economic factors that shape these women’s coping strategies. Commenting on the award, Dr. Nair said, “I am honored and humbled to receive this award and I hope that my work will contribute to a better understanding of the experiences of vulnerable and victimized women in India.
My research highlights the empowerment and strength of these women, who have faced unimaginable trauma and continue to fight for their rights and dignity. I am highly indebted to his constant guidance and advice. His advice and guidance helped me understand the nuances of the subject better.”Dr. Nair’s dissertation has been praised for its originality, rigor, and potential to influence policy and practice in academic circles. This award is a testimony to the quality of research done by Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences and is a proud moment for O.P. Jindal Global University. Significantly, he has also been awarded the Silver Medal for the best scientific research paper in the 38th National Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology earlier.