Profile: S. Priyadarsini

Associate Research Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Research Interests: Research Interests include the Indian Family, International and Comparative Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, and International Youth Victimization.

  • Education

    Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1977

  • Publications


    Delinquency and Juvenile Justice: An International Bibliography (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004) with Clayton A. Hartjen.

    "Gender, Peers and Delinquency: A Study of Boys and Girls in Rural France," Youth and Society(2003) with Clayton A. Hartjen. pp., 387-414.

    Alcohol InterventionsHistorical and Sociocultural Approaches (New York: Haworth Press, 1986).With David L. Strug & Martin M. Hyman (eds.)

    "Gender-Role Dynamics in an Alcohol Therapy Group," in Strug, David L., Priyadarsini, S. & Martin M. Hyman (eds.) Alcohol Interventions: Historical and Socio-cultural Approaches (New York: Haworth Press, 1986), pp 179-196.

    Delinquency in India: A Comparative Analysis (New Brunswick New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1984) with Clayton A. Hartjen

     "Crime News in Newspapers: A Case Study in Tamil Nadu, India," Deviant Behavior, 5 (1984), pp 313-326.

     "Legal Control and Alcohol in the United States and India," International Journalof the Addictions, 17:6 (1982), pp., 1099-1106 with Clayton A. Hartjen

    Public Perceptions of Drinking by Juveniles in India: A Case Study," Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 42:7 (1981), pp., 594-603.

     "Delinquency and Corrections in India," in Gary F. Jensen (ed.), The Sociology of Delinquency: Current Issues, American Society of Criminology Research Progress Series (Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage, 1981), pp., 109-123 with Clayton A. Hartjen

  • Research Initiatives

    Professor Priyadarsini has completed a large scale survey of all publications on youth crime and juvenile justice published around the world over the past quarter century. She is continuing analyses of information obtained from this research and is currently writing a book to be titled The Victimization of Children and Young People Across the Globe which synthesizes and summarizes information from countries around the world. (with Clayton A. Hartjen).   She is also completing a study of Indian women at the turn of the Twentieth Century.