Sumit Kumar

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.