Sumit is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. His areas of research are policing and crime prevention, terrorism in South Asia, comparative criminology and theory testing.
Sumit is currently the project manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services hot spot policing project. He has previously worked on police reforms in the British Commonwealth countries, consulted for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Afghanistan and was India Project manager with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) center.
Sumit has a B.Sc (H) from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MA from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sutherland Fellowship from the University of Maryland and Junior Research Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, India.