About Me

I am an advocate, legal scholar and cyber victim counsellor working on Women's rights, Cyber laws, International laws and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. 
I hold a PhD degree in Law from the National Law School of India University, (NLSIU) Bangalore, India. I received my Master's degree in Constitutional Law and International Law from the University of Madras and my L.L.B (5 years) degree from University of Calcutta. Along with Professor K. Jaishankar, I have co-founded and launched India's first ever counselling centre for cyber crime victims "Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling".  Born as a Bengali, and married to a Tamilian Prof. K. Jaishankar (with whom I have co-authored several articles on Criminology, Criminal Law & Victimology), I am well versed in Tamil, and Hindi apart from English and presently learning French. I love playing with my beautiful daughter D. J. Mriganayani. I have keen interest in ancient Indian temple architecture and sculptures.

Blogs

Preventing cyber victimization
http://cybervictims.blogspot.com
Protection of Women in cyber space
http://debaraticyberspace.blogspot.com
 

PUBLICATIONS

    Books

   JOURNAL ARTICLES (Peer Reviewed)

    BOOK CHAPTERS (Peer Reviewed)

  • Halder D. (2017). Revenge Porn Against Women and the Applicability of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Comparative Analysis of Regulations in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.. In Halder D., & Jaishankar K. (Eds.), Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence against Women (pp. 30-42) . Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-5225-2472-4. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2472-4.ch017.

  • Halder D., & Jaishankar K. (2017). Love Marriages, Inter-Caste Violence, and Therapeutic Jurisprudential Approach of the Courts in India. In Halder D., & Jaishankar K. (Eds.), Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence against Women (pp. 30-42) . Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-5225-2472-4.DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2472-4.ch003.

  • Jaishankar, K., & Halder, D. (April 2017). Homicide in India: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. In: Brookman, F., Maguire, E. R., & Maguire, M. (eds.), The Handbook on Homicide. Wiley-Blackwell Series of Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 486-498). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-92447-1.

  • Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (June 2017). Cyber Crime Victims: Responsibilities, Reactions and Issues of Criminal Justice Social Workers. In M. D. Chong and A. Francis (eds.), Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India (pp.244-261). New Delhi: SAGE. ISBN: 978-9-386-06247-5/.

  • Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2016). Policing Initiatives and Limitations. In: J. Navarro, S. Clevenger, and C. D. Marcum (eds.), The Intersection between Intimate Partner Abuse, Technology, and Cybercrime: Examining the Virtual Enemy (pp. 167 -186). Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

  • Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2015). Irrational Coping Theory and Positive Criminology: A Frame Work to Protect Victims of Cyber Crime. In N. Ronel and D. Segev (Eds.), Positive Criminology (pp. 276 -291). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-74856-8.

  • Halder D., & Jaishankar K. ( 2014). Patterns of Sexual Victimization of Children and Women in the Multipurpose Social Networking Sites. In C. Marcum and G. Higgins (Eds.), Social Networking as a Criminal Enterprise (pp. 129-143). Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 978-1-466-589797.

  • Halder, D. (2013). Who wins the battle for custody? An Analysis of the nature of Modern Judicial understandings of Women’s rights in cases of custody of minor children in matrimonial disputes under the Hindu laws. In: Sarasu Esther Thomas (Ed.), Essays in Family Law in Memory of Professor B N Sampath: Gender, Human Rights and Law, Vol 2 (pp. 8-18). National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

  • Halder, D. (2014). Women Prisoners and their Rights. In K. Jaishankar, Tumpa Mukherjee, Priti Bharadwaj and Megha Desai. (Eds.), Indian Prisons: Towards Reformation, rehabilitation and resocialization. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers.
    Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2012). Cyber Victimization of Women and Cyber Laws in India. In I. Management Association, USA (Ed.), Cyber Crime: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 742-756). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch403.
    Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2012). Cyber Crime against Women and Regulations in Australia. In I. Management Association, USA (Ed.), Cyber Crime: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 757-764). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch404.
    Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2012). Cyber Laws for Preventing Cyber Crimes against Women in Canada. In I. Management Association, USA (Ed.), Cyber Crime: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 765-776). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch405.
    Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2012). Legal Treatment of Cyber Crimes against Women in USA. In I. Management Association, USA (Ed.), Cyber Crime: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 777-789). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch406.

  • Halder, D. (2011). Information Technology Act and Cyber Terrorism: A Critical Review. In P. Madhava Soma Sundaram, & S. Umarhathab,  (Eds.), (2011). Cyber Crime and Digital Disorder (pp. 75-90). Tirunelveli, India: Publication Division, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

  • Halder, D., & Jaishankar K. (2009). Online Social networking and Women Victims. In: Jaishankar, K. (Ed.), Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior (pp. 301-320). Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. Reprint of Cyber Socializing and Victimization of Women. Temida - The journal on victimization, human rights and gender, September 2009, 12(3), 5-26.

  • Halder, D., & Jaishankar, K. (2009). Intercountry Adoption and Human Rights Violations in India. In: K. Jaishankar (Ed.), International Perspectives on Crime and Justice (pp.465-483). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars publishing.

  • Jaishankar, K., & Halder, D. (2009). Cyber Bullying among School Students in India. In: K. Jaishankar (Ed.), International Perspectives on Crime and Justice (pp.579-598). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars publishing.

  • K. Jaishankar, P. Madhava Soma Sundaram and Halder, D. (2008) Malimath Committee and Crime Victims: Resurrecting the forgotten voices of the Indian Criminal Justice System. In: N. Ronel., K. Jaishankar and M. Bensimon,  Trends and Issues in Victimology (pp.112-127). Cambridge Scholars publishing, UK.

  • Jaishankar K., Halder, D. & Ramdoss S. (2008). Pedophilia, Pornography and Stalking: Analyzing child victimization in the Internet. In Schmallager, F., & Pittaro, M. (Eds.), Crimes of the Internet. (pp.28-42). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    RESEARCH REPORTS

Presentations

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Professional and Voluntary Experience  

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  • Managing Director (Honarary), Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling - 2009 - Present
  • Head- Centre for Research on Law & Policy - Unitedworld School of Law, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, - April, 2016 - Present
  • Professor of Legal Studies - Unitedworld School of Law, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, - July, 2016 - Present
  • Secretary - South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) - 2009 - Present

  • Vice President, Working for halting online Abuse (WHOA), USA - 2013 - 2016

  • Vice President, Working for halting online Abuse (WHOA), Kids and Teens Division, USA - 2008 - 2016

  • Internet Safety Advocate, Working for halting online Abuse (WHOA), USA - 2008 - 2016

  • Independent Counsel, June 2003 to June 2016 - Involved in legal Counseling/Research

  • Research Assistant, International Cyber Bullying Project - May 2007 to December 2007 (8 Months)
    Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Litigation Counsel, Surana & Surana, International Attorney firm, Chennai - August 2001 December 2002
    Specialized in Consumer laws, Civil laws, and Debts recovery laws, Cyber laws, Intellectual Property Laws as an Attorney.

  • Research Investigator, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    1.1.2001 - 30.3.2001
    Worked in the University Grants Commission sponsored Project on Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Act, 1983. Involved in Data Collection and Compilation.

  • Lawyer, Chamkiraj Associates, Chennai, India -  September 1998- December 2000 (2 Years & 4 months)
    Practiced in the field of labour law, family law, consumer laws, civil laws as an advocate of High Court of Madras and the Labour courts, Chennai.