Research Interests

Forensic criminology,  criminal psychology, crime and media studies, forensic entomology, art crimes, cultural policies, art market studies (Global South and East)

Poulomi Bhadra

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) & Assistant Director (CCFS)

M.Sc. Biotechnology (St. Xavier's College, Kolkata); M.Sc. Forensic Science (King's College London, UK), P.G. Dip. Criminology & Criminal Psychology (University of Essex, UK)

Poulomi Bhadra is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), and also a Research Fellow at the Centre for India China Studies (CICS). She founded the Centre for Criminology and Forensic Studies (CCFS) at JIBS in January 2020, in recognition of a need to incorporate scientific and legal education. Prior to joining JGU, she has worked with the Natural History Museum, London and the London Metropolitan Police on research in forensic entomology. She is presently a member of the South Asian Society of Victimology and Criminology, the International Society of Criminology and the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, UK.

Research Experience

Her research interests are built on interdisciplinary profile predominantly. She has published three editorial books, and several chapters focused on forensics, law, criminology and psychology. Her latest book on Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond has been selected for a German translated edition. Her current research projects and journal publications focus primarily on the area of scientific literacy and flaws in forensic evidence and practices in the criminal justice system.


Additionally, she also works on collaborative projects on cultural policies, art crimes and art laws. She is a member on the International Advisory Board of the Criminology and Criminal Law Review Journal, International Society for Projects in Education and Research and a reviewer for the Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice (Routledge). She also served as a member of the JGLS  Doctoral Research Advisory Committee (2019-2021) and is currently serving as a Mentor & Project Expert (Criminology) for the Challenges Abroad programme (UK and Australia) since 2021, where she supervises undergraduate students from Australia on short-term projects in India. Additionally, she has supervised various projects with researchers from Jagillonean University, Poland, Maharashtra National Law University and Ashoka University, India.

Teaching Experience

She has 8 years of teaching experience and has taught several courses on Forensic Science, Advanced Forensic Science, Crime and Media Studies, Blood Antiquities and Archaeopolitics, Cultural Policies and the Art Market. She has also conducted short study courses (summer/winter schools) for undergraduate/postgraduate students and school seniors, and led training programs for career professionals. Besides her regular teaching engagements, she has been regularly invited as a resource person for various guest lectures, public talks and conferences.


Journal Publications

    1. Bhadra, P., Aggarwal, K. (2022). Judicial Gatekeeping of Scientific Evidence and Experts in Criminal Adjudications. Delhi Law Review, Vol 36.
    2. Bhadra P., Hall M. J., Hart A.J. (2014) Factors affecting accessibility to blowflies of bodies disposed in suitcases. Forensic Science International, Vol 239, 62-72

    3. Ray S., Datta R., Bhadra P., Chaudhuri B., Mitra A. K. (2012) Bacillus aryabhattai found in the Indian subcontinent. Bioscience Discovery 3(1), 138-145


  1. Sahni S. P., Bhadra P. (2021) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond.  Springer Publications, Singapore

  2. Sahni S.,  Bhadra P. (2020) Refugee Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice. New Delhi, India, Har-Anand Publications

  3. Sahni S., Bhadra P. (2019) Crime and Criminal Law Perspectives on Global Migration. New Delhi, India, Har-Anand Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Bhadra P. (2021). Are Evidences Impartial? Cognitive Biases in Forensic Analysis in (Eds. S. P. Sahni, P. Bhadra) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond. (Springer Singapore)

  2. Bhadra P., Nair V. V. (2021). Investigative Psychology through a Forensic Victimology Perspective in (Eds. S. P. Sahni, P. Bhadra) Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond. (Springer Singapore)

  3. Bhadra P., Sahni S. P. (2020) Status of Asylum Seekers in the Criminal Justice System: Case Study from India in Refugee Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice. Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, India

  4. Nair V.V., Bhadra P., Sahni S. P. (2019). Status of Migrants, Refugees and Criminal Law in India in Crime and Criminal Law Perspectives on Global Migration. Har-Anand Publications, New Delhi, India