Professor Mahesh Nalla from MSU School of Criminal Justice was one among four appointed to represent the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice plays a major role in international standard-setting and policy-making on matters relating to crime and justice, and is held every five years.
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, an NGO with consultative status in the United Nations, selected four individuals from a competitive pool of applicants to represent the academy during the 2015 Congress in Doha, Qatar, April 12-19. The workshops focused on transnational crimes and justice and included: Challenges to the rule of law; National approaches to crime prevention; and human rights – women, victims, and migrants, among others. Professor Nalla was selected to conduct his workshop on “State Legitimacy, State Security Provisions, and Citizen Confidence in Private Police: A Comparison of Six Democracies.”