Dr. Bhanu Prakash Nunna - RV University

Dr. Bhanu Prakash Nunna

Assistant Professor and Director, Centre for Victimological Research and Victim Assistance (CVRVA)

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Dr. Bhanu Prakash Nunna is an Assistant Professor and Director, Centre for Victimological Research and Victim Assistance (CVRVA) at the School of Law, RV University. He is a psychologist by training and has over 10 years of experience in counselling teenagers, university students, geriatric population, and families of the elderly. His research interests are Victimology, Victim Support, Sexual Victimization, Secondary Victimization, Victim Support Training, Ethics in Counselling and Victim Support. Dr. Nunna has previously held Guest Faculty positions at the LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences (NICFS), New Delhi, and the Department of Criminology and Police Sciences, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU), Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh. He is also a Member of the Standards and Norms Committee of the World Society of Victimology. He is the Course Co-director of the Bangladesh Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice. He is also a Resource Faculty at the prestigious Postgraduate Courses on Victimology at the Inter-university Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia; City University, Hong Kong; University of Surabaya and the University of Indonesia, Indonesia; and at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India. He received the World Society of Victimology (WSV) Scholarship in 2018.

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"The real test of the Criminal Justice System is not how well we punish our offenders but how well we treat our victims"- K. Chockalingam

  • My doctoral research was on "Assessment of Sakhi One Stop Centres' Victim Service Practitioners' Training Needs and Challenges for Effective Implementation of Sakhi Programme. I am currently engaged in two research projects;
  • Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence among University Students in India: Prevalence, Risk and Protective Factors
  • Implementation of Victim Compensation Scheme in Karnataka
  • I received the World Society of Victimology (WSV) Scholarship in 2018 to attend the WSV Symposium at City University, Hongkong.

    Received SASCV President's Award for Excellence in Academic Partnership at the 5th International SASCV Conference in 2023.

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