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Introduction to the Special Issue

This issue of the Pakistan Journal of Criminology focuses on the insights of
serving officers now and in the past. In this brief introduction I summarize these
diverse papers and very much hope they will act as a stimulus to other serving
officers to reflect and write on the matters of great interest to them. The Journal
offers just such a bridge between practice and theory – a point made well by Syed
Akhtar Ali Shah reflections on the causes of crime. It is understandable that given
the extreme stress now faced by police officers in Pakistan in the wake of the worst