13th Asian Criminology Conference

  • About the Conference
  • Brochure
  • About ACS
  • About GNLU
  • Theme of the Conference
  • Who Can Attend
  • Call For Submissions and Submission Guidelines
  • Publication, Certificate and Award
  • Important Deadlines
  • Registration and Payment Details
  • Programme Committee
  • Contact Information

13th Asian Criminology Conference
Jointly Organised by Asian Criminological Society and Gujarat National Law University
Theme: “Emerging Trends in Technology and its Impact on Law, Criminal Justice and Public Policy”

About the Conference:

The epoch-making changes in various technologies, particularly information and communication technologies (ICT) have left its indelible mark on almost all facets of society and criminal justice systems are no exception. The emerging discourse on the interface of cutting-edge ICT and the existing criminal justice systems range from essentialism to situations where technology adds substantial value to the criminal justice processes – from supporting to replacing human discretion in the justice dispensation chain.

We no longer refer to technology per se; instead, we have come to recognize a combination of disruptive technologies. The first is Artificial Intelligence (AI) which encompasses machine learning and intelligent cybernetics. Second is the Internet of Things (IoT) that has enabled establishing digital identity of not just all human beings on the planet but also every plant, animal and bird, apart from various inanimate participants in digital processes. This has become possible due to the 2^128(equivalent to 3.4x10^38) digital addressing space now available, with the advent of IPv6. The third is the block chain technology which has a rich collection of applications that are already disrupting evidence systems, particularly in accounting and logistics by introducing new concepts of authenticity, using crypto primitives. Alongside disruptive technologies, researchers are now looking at two waves of disruption to legal systems that are triggered by the need to relate the existing criminal justice systems to the compelling changes ushered in by disruptive technologies.

This conference will address two key questions emanating from the interface of law and technology, in the context of harnessing technology to improve criminal justice process. First will be areas where the existing laws are seen as being out-of-sync with contemporary technologies and second will be areas where technology can be used to play a significant role in the criminal justice process; particularly in policing.

About ACS:

The Asian Criminological Society (ACS) was established in 2009 in Macau with the following objectives: (1) to promote the study of criminology and criminal justice across Asia; (2) to enhance co-operation in the fields of criminology and criminal justice by scholars and practitioners; (3) to encourage communication between criminologists and criminal justice practitioners in Asia and the world through publications and conferences; and finally, (4) to foster training and research in criminology and criminal justice in institutions of learning, and in criminal justice agencies.

Since the original conference, ten annual conferences have been held, respectively, in: Chennai (India); Taipei (Taiwan); Seoul (Korea); Mumbai (India); Osaka (Japan); Hong Kong; Beijing (China); Cairns (Australia); Penang (Malaysia); and Cebu (The Philippines). The 12th Annual Conference, which was held in Kyoto, Japan. Now the 13th Asian Criminology Conference is proposed to be conducted at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

About GNLU :

Gujarat National Law University is a statutory University established by the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India and the University of Grants Commission. The University functions as a nodal agency to uplift legal education in the State of Gujarat. The University offers teaching, research and training programme in law and inter-disciplinary fields such as Arts, Commerce, Science and Technology, Business Administration and Social Work at undergraduate and post-graduate level. It is the only National Law University which is offering integrated undergraduate law degree in five areas- B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), and B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.); full- time LL.M., MBA in Financial Management and Business Laws and Ph.D. in laws and other disciplines as recommended by the UGC as well as diploma/certificate courses in various areas.

Theme of the Conference:

“Emerging Trends in Technology and its Impact on Law, Criminal Justice and Public Policy”

  1. Technology and Crime: Trends and Issues
  2. Criminal Justice Responses to Technology Based Crimes: Issues and Concerns
  3. Technology, Crime and Public Policy
  4. Technology based crime and law
  5. Crimes Against Women and Children in Cyber Space
  6. Financial Frauds in the Cyber Space
  7. Technology Based Crimes Threats to the Government Agencies
  8. Victim Services and Support Systems to Technology based crime victims.
  9. Digital Forensics and Digital Evidences: Trends and Issues
  10. Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Administration
Who Can Attend :

This conference is aimed at educators, researchers, academicians, students and practitioners in the area of Criminology, Victimology, Law, Sociology, Information Technology, and allied sciences, from Criminal Justice Professionals, NGO practitioners, and from experts in the fields of cyber-crimes, information security and digital forensics. The conference will have a balance of lectures and presentations from the academic as well as the practitioners’ perspective and will have renowned speakers. It is aimed at creating a platform for a healthy exchange, debate and development of ideas and emerging issues in the area of Law and Technology, Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

Note: The conference shall be held in physical mode for all the Indian delegates. However, only foreign delegates shall receive the opportunity to attend and present virtually.

Call For Submissions and Submission Guidelines:
Publication, Certificate and Award:


ACS Student Best Paper Awards will be given for two best research papers submitted by the students and the research scholars of Criminology, Law and related subjects. The age limit for submission under this category is below 30 years on or before 30 th April 2022. The papers should be an outcome of an empirical research study conducted relating to the theme and sub themes of the conferences in the last five years. The papers under this category should be sent to


Selected peer reviewed papers will be published in a book with ISBN, subject to the approval of the review committee setup by the Organising Committee. The decision of the organising committee will be final in case of any dispute/discrepancy. The Certificate of Presentation will be issued to the author(s) who will remain present on all the days of the conference. For Certificate of Presentation, the author(s) must present his/her Research Paper before technical session chair(s). Certificate of Participation will also be issued to all the participants. Certificates will be distributed after valedictory session.

Important Deadlines:
  • Submission of Abstract: 10 May 2022.
  • Payment of Registration Fee and Registration: 20 May 2022.
  • Submission of Final Paper: 31 May 2022.
  • Dates of Conference and Paper Presentation: 20th-23rd July 2022.
Registration and Payment Details:
Programme Committee:
  • Conference Director: Prof (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU.
  • Organizing Secretary: Dr. Anjani Singh Tomar, Head of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, and Head, GNLU Centre for Research in Criminal Justice Sciences, GNLU.
  • Co-Organizing Secretaries: 1. Dr. Saira Gori, Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU.

    2. Dr. S. Latha, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chairman, Institute of Criminological Research Education and Services, Chennai, India & Founding Member, Asian Criminological Society.


  • Dr. Jagadeesh Chandra, Registrar (I/C) & Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU.
  • Dr. Marisport A., Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU.
  • Dr. R, Thilagaraj, Former Professor and Head, Department of Criminology, University of Madras& Founding Member, Asian Criminological Society.
  • Dr. K. Ramasubramaniam, Adjunct Professor, University of Dubai.
  • Prof. Peter Grabosky, Professor Emeritus, ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University.
  • Prof. Jianhong Liu, Distinguished Professor of Criminology, School of Law, University of Macau & Founding President, Asian Criminological Society.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal, Founding Dean, School of Law, Forensic Justice and Policy Studies, NFSU.


  • Mr. Nihal Deo, Student Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9631222159.
  • Ms. Ashika Jain, Student Co-Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9637412755.
  • Mr. Aditya Rajpal Dalal, Student Secretary, Contact No.: +91-9925901615.
  • Ms. Ananya, Student Secretary, Contact No.: +91-7303221032.
Contact Information:

In case of any queries, you may mail us on or contact Mr. Shashi Sharma, Office of the Director, GNLU (contact no. +91-9427492274). You may also contact any of our Student Organising Committee Members, mentioned below:

  1. Mr. Nihal Deo, Student Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9631222159.
  2. Ms. Ashika Jain, Student Co-Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9637412755.
  3. Mr. Aditya Rajpal Dalal, Student Secretary, Contact No.: +91-9925901615.
  4. Ms. Ananya, Student Secretary, Contact No.: +91-7303221032.