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The Plight of Street Children in Quetta, Balochistan 

The Plight of Street Children in Quetta, Balochistan Shakeel Ahmed Imtiaz Abstract: The problems and number of the street children are increasing in Quetta. This study shows that mostly the children are found on the streets in Quetta in order to augment family income. Children below the age of seven work on the street. Lack […]

Criminal Justice for Juveniles: International and National Law

Criminal Justice for Juveniles: International and National Law Abdul Aziz & Kamran Adil Abstract Pakistan stands committed to international obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and has thus its first comprehensive juvenile law as the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000. Though many issues have been addressed by the JJSO, 2000 in […]

Juvenile Justice Policy: Gaps Identification and Role of Key Stakeholders in Pakistan

Juvenile Justice Policy: Gaps Identification and Role of Key Stakeholders in Pakistan Imran Ahmad Sajid Abstract This article presents the situation of juvenile justice in Pakistan and the need for a comprehensive, meaningful and effective policy for addressing the problems associated with juvenile justice. As such there is no policy for juvenile justice in the country at […]

Judging Juvenility: Determination of age of Juvenile Offenders under Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System

Judging Juvenility: Determination of age of Juvenile Offenders under Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System Khurshid Iqbal Abstract Determination of age of Juvenile Offenders is a crucial issue in Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System. This issue goes to the spirit of Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000 (JJSO) as it is after the determination of his/her juvenility that an offender can avail […]

A Critical Review of Juvenile Justice Law in Pakistan*

A Critical Review of Juvenile Justice Law in Pakistan* Muhammad Saeed Abstract The promulgation of JJSO, 2000 was appreciated and welcomed almost by all stakeholders and human rights activists and organizations. Despite a warm applause, the said law suffered many a legal difficulty during its implementation and interpretation. The last seven years experience demand a […]

Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: The Need for an Indigenous Scientific Knowledge Base, Effective Policy Making and Prevention

Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: The Need for an Indigenous Scientific Knowledge Base, Effective Policy Making and Prevention Uzma Gillani Abstract Child sexual abuse is a big social problem worldwide with concomitant suffering, though its acceptance as such in Pakistan is a recent phenomenon. Given the sensitivity of the issue in Pakistan, while the measures taken in […]

Investigative Police Practice in the UK: Achieving Best Evidence in Work with Young Victims of Abuse

Investigative Police Practice in the UK: Achieving Best Evidence in Work with Young Victims of Abuse Prof. Julia C. Davidson & Prof. Antonia Bifulco Abstract: This article presents findings from research undertaken by the Authors with police officers in the UK. The initial findings are reported here, the research sought to review police practice with child victims […]

Child Victims

Child Victims Prof. Gwyneth Boswell Abstract: This paper provides some critical reflections on the relatively neglected topic of child victims. In an attempt to address some current knowledge gaps, it considers the scope of available crime data, examines how children may be victims on the grounds of their personal characteristics, and looks at children’s relationship […]