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Editorial―Look to the East: Asianization of Criminology

Editorial―Look to the East: Asianization of Criminology Open your eyes, look to the Earth, look to the skies, and watch the space; [And] look at the Rising Sun from the East– (Allama Iqbal, Pakistan National Poet) I recently visited China and Qatar to attend international conferences of equal importance as far as security, governance and […]

Definition of Terrorism and its Application in Pakistan

Definition of Terrorism and its Application in Pakistan Kamran Adil (PSP) Conspectus The latest judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in case of Ghulam Hussain vs. the State1 is an attempt to interpret the codified definition of „terrorism‟ in Pakistan‟s anti-terrorism law. Before entering into the legalese of the judgment itself, it is imperative to ask […]

Police Reforms: Public Perception and Introspection

Police Reforms: Public Perception and Introspection Abbas Ahsan (PSP) Introduction In order to carry out the Prime Minister’s vision of providing relief to the common man, reforms in police as in all branches of government are long overdue. Before looking outwards, there is a dire need for introspection as policing needs internal accountability through transparency […]

Lived Experiences of Incarcerated Individuals in Lahore Prison

Lived Experiences of Incarcerated Individuals in Lahore Prison Kiran Akbar Khan1 & Saadia Dildar2 Abstract The current phenomenological study aims at exploring the different lived experiences of incarcerated individuals in prison through interviews. The purpose of study was to explore diverse lived experiences of the prisoners including both males and females. Through purposive sampling 3 […]

Human Rights and Religion: Islamic Opposition to Hudood Ordinance in Pakistan The Case of Islahi and Ghamidi1

Human Rights and Religion: Islamic Opposition to Hudood Ordinance in Pakistan The Case of Islahi and Ghamidi1 Abdul Rauf2 Abstract Hudood ordinance of General Zia regime remain controversial among various segments of Pakistani society since its promulgation in 1979-80. Opposition to the Hudood Ordinance3 could not succeed as the traditionalists/fundamentalists did not allow anyone to discuss these […]

Issue Voting, Terrorism and Corruption: A Case Study of General Elections 2013 in Khyber

Issue Voting, Terrorism and Corruption: A Case Study of General Elections 2013 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hassan Shah1 Abstract Pakistani society faces several issues which affect the lives of its citizens significantly. All these issues not only affect the socio-economic life of an individual but his/her political and electoral behaviour also. The study identified terrorism, corruption, poverty, […]

Enhancing Police Response to Community: A Study of Victim Response Officers in Bahawalpur Region

Enhancing Police Response to Community: A Study of Victim Response Officers in Bahawalpur Region Asif Naveed Ranjha1, Abid Rashid Gill2 & Asif Mahmood3 Abstract Police plays key role in community safety and maintenance of law and order and peace. However, police in Pakistan has always been criticized for nonresponsiveness to public complaints, especially relating to petty […]

Perceived Risk Factors of Terrorist Attacks in Educational Institutions: The Case of KPK, Pakistan

Perceived Risk Factors of Terrorist Attacks in Educational Institutions: The Case of KPK, Pakistan Sumbal Ayub1, Alam Khan2 & FarhatUllah3 Abstract A survey conducted to assess KPK’s understanding of risk in the education sector in relation to terrorist attacks against educational institutions. The impact of terrorism, the threat of insecurity, the disruption of the social network and […]