Centre for Criminology and Justice,
School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
M.A. (TISS) Ph.D. (TISS)
Sharon Menezes is faculty with the Centre for Criminology and Justice (CCJ), School of Social Work (SSW), TISS, Mumbai, since 2010. Prior to this, she was with Prayas: Social Work in Criminal Justice, a field action project of the CCJ, SSW, TISS, since 1995. Engagements with Prayas continue as Joint Project Director.
She has a Master of Arts in Social Work (with Specialisation in Criminology and Correctional Administration) and Ph.D. in Social Work from TISS, Mumbai.
Sharon’s engagements in teaching, training, field practice and research have been focused on social work methods, women and children in custody and institutions, human trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation, procedural justice, and rehabilitation and social re-integration of individuals, groups and communities involved in or vulnerable to crime, commercial sexual exploitation, stigma and destitution.
Procedural justice Human trafficking Commercial sexual exploitation Women prisoners Custody and institutions Rehabilitation and social reintegration of persons discharged from penal and protective institutions
1. National Survey on Human Trafficking in India (2022)
2. Prisoners' Contact with Families: Procedures, Practices and Experiences (2020)
3. Rapid Needs Assessment Survey of Criminal Justice Affected Populations and Their Families during Covid 19 Pandemic (2020)
4. Socio-legal Circumstances of Accused during Initial Court Production (2018)
5. The Devadasi System: Social Context, Responses and Resistance (2018)
6. Socio- economic Situations and Rehabilitation Needs of Women in Dance Bars (2005)
7. Police-Social Work Initiatives to Promote Well-being of Children and Families (ongoing)
2022. Familial Violence and Human Trafficking: Stories from India, Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 20, 257-271.
2021. The (Sur)real Her - All is Well, https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/7/20078/The-Surreal-Her----All-is-well
2020. Stigma and Marginalisation Meet Disaster: Women's Stories of Distress and Agency, Journal of Exclusion Studies, 10(2), 77-90. (With Krupa Shah, Vijay Raghavan and Devayani Tumma)
2020. Claim-Making Processes in Criminal Justice Social Work in India, British Journal of Social Work, 00, 1-18. (with Vijay Raghavan)
2019. Criminal Justice Social Work in India: Conceptualising and Teaching from Practice. In Ushvinder Kaur Popli and Ashvini Kumar Singh (eds.) Indigenising Social Work Practice in India. Bloomsbury. (with Vijay Raghavan)
2019. Book Review: Women, Mobility and Incarceration: Love and Recasting of Self across the Bangladesh-India Border, by Rimple Mehta, London, NY: Routledge, 2018,Indian Journal of Social Work, 80(3), 393-396.
2019. Re-thinking Breakaways from Prostitution: Implications for Police Intervention, Indian Police Journal, 66(1), 24-31.
2019. A Thesis for Exiting Prostitution: Implications for Criminal Justice Social Work, International Journal of Criminal Justice Studies (Special Issue on Criminal Justice Social Work in India), 14 (1), 67-81.
2019. SC lifts ban on women in dance bars: Questions about consent, protection from exploitation remain, Firstpost (online, Feb 18, 2019).
2019. “Someone Listen to Me”: Exiting Prostitution, Indian Journal of Social Work, 80 (1), 47-66.
2019. Experiencing Justice Delivery: Women Exploited for Commercial Sex Speak, Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice, 2(1) 1-15.
2017. Prayas: Demonstrating Criminal Justice Social Work, Indian Journal of Social Work, 78 (2), 225- 253. (with Vijay Raghavan)