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Fasihuddin (PSP) :
Mr. Fasihuddin is the founder of Pakistan Society of Criminology and Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Journal of Criminology. He is MBBS, LLB and MA in Political Science with Gold Medal. He is a senior officer of Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) and the author of Expanding Criminology to Pakistan. Currently, he is posted as Director, Research and Analysis, Counter- Terrorism Department in KP Police. He presented his field experiences in many international conferences and seminars and visited many countries including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Thailand, Nepal, China and Japan. A number of his papers are published internationally. He is widely known in the international community of criminologists and is committed to bring criminology to Pakistan as an established and independent discipline. He is a well-known coloumn writer in Pakistan and two of his books, Khama Bajosh and Sehra Mein Azan are published in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He writes mostly about social issues, police and policing, criminology and other international issues of concern for Pakistan and the community at large. He is the founder of the only private ‘Research Library Peshawar’ in Pakistan which contains more than 14000 books and journals on various topics.  .

Prof. Scott Decker:
Dr.Scott H. Decker is Professor and Director in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received the BA in Social Justice from DePauw University, and the MA and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. His main research interests are in the areas of gangs, criminal justice policy, and the offender's perspective. His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Winner of the American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology Outstanding Distinguished book award, 2006) and Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (Temple University Press, 2008, CHOICE Academic Press Book of the Year). His forthcoming book (with Hugh Barlow) Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work will be published in 2010 by Temple University Press.

Prof. Minoru YOKOYAMA :
Mr. YOKOYAMA, Minoru completed his B. A. in Law and M. A. in both Criminal Law and Sociology at Chuo University in Tokyo. He finished the doctorial course at Chuo University. He is a vice president of Kokugakuin University, a professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, and a chairperson of International Exchange Committee of Kokugakuin University in Tokyo. He is a former 2nd Vice President of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Deviance and Social Control of the International Sociological Association. He is a former president of the Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology, a president of the Tokyo Study Group of Sociological Criminology, and a member of the board of directors of both the Japanese Association of Social Problems and the Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology. He is a member of Presidium of General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society. He works as a vice-chair of Local Arrangement Committee, 16th World Congress, International Society for Criminology. He is a member of Presidium of General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences and symposia, and had published numerous articles in professional journals.
Prof. Charles Hou:
Dr. Charles Hou was born in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, U.S.A., in 1984. Dr. Hou is currently serving as the President of National Taipei University, a median size university in Taiwan with a student population of around 10,000. Dr. Hou’s academic interests are juvenile delinquency and police behavior. Dr. Hou is a life member of the American Society of Criminology. He is honored as a Fulbright scholar in 1992-1993. In Taiwan, Dr. Hou is very active in criminology community. He serves as a standing member for the Minister of Justice of Taiwan concerning the problems of crime and crime prevention.
Prof. Emilio C. Viano:
Prof. Emilio C. Viano, is professor of Justice, Law, and Society in the School of Public Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington College of Law. He has earned a Ph.D. in Sociology of Law at New York University; a LL.B. (College of Law of England & Wales/OU); three LL.M. degrees (Leicester University UK and Washington College of Law) and other graduate degrees. He researches international and comparative law, criminology and victimology. Prof. Viano serves as an expert advisor to the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime Prevention, the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe, and various other governmental and non-governmental organizations. He is also an expert in international terrorism and security issues, transnational and organized crime, and crime victim-related issues. Prof. Viano is an authority on legislative crime reform, international crime prevention, drug trafficking, political and financial corruption, and criminal law trends. He is the author of several books, including Transnational Organized Crime: Myth, Power, and Profit, and countless articles. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology and of the International Association of Penal Law; voting member of the International Penal & Penitentiary Foundation; member of the International Committee to Establish a U.N. World Security University and of the High Level Expert Committee of the U.N. on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice. Prof. Viano has received several international awards.
Prof. Ian Loader:
Prof. Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology and Director of Criminology. He arrived at Oxford in 2005 from Keele University, where he had worked since 1992 in the Department of Criminology. Prior to that he was a Lecturer in Criminology and Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh, from where he obtained his PhD in 1993. Ian is author or co-author of six books - Cautionary Tales (1994, Avebury, with S. Anderson, R. Kinsey and C. Smith), Youth, Policing and Democracy (1996, Palgrave), Crime and Social Change in Middle England (2000, Routledge, with E. Girling and R. Sparks), Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture (2003, Oxford, with A. Mulcahy), Civilizing Security (2007, Cambridge, with N. Walker) and Public Criminology? (2010, Routledge, with R. Sparks). He has also written papers on contemporary transformations in policing and security, on the intersections between politics, criminology and crime control, and on penal politics and culture. Ian is an Editor of the British Journal of Criminology, Associate Editor of Theoretical Criminology and is on the Editorial Boards of Policing and Society, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, The Open Criminology Journal and IPS: International Political Sociology. Ian was a member of the Commission on English Prisons Today from 2007-2009, and now chairs the Research Advisory Group of the Howard League for Penal Reform. He has, since 2006, been co-convener, with the Police Foundation, of the Oxford Policing Policy Forum. Ian is an Associate Fellow of ippr and is an elected member of the Council of Liberty.
Dr. David Schroeder:
Dr. David Schroeder was born in southern California, USA, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in Social Ecology. He earned his MA in Criminology in 1999 from the University of Hull, UK, and completed his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with CUNY/John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA, in 2007. He is currently serving as an Assistant Dean of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven, USA. David’s research interests include, the efficacy of forensic evidence, hostage negotiation, and industrial security and intellectual property rights.
Dr. Prit Paul Kaur:
Dr. Prit Paul Kaur is working as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Minot State University, Minot, ND, USA. She has received her post-doctorate from California State University, Sacramento, USA in 2007. She received her PhD in sociology of law from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Her specialization includes Community Policing, Women Police, Criminology, Victimology, Human Trafficking, Homeland Security and Transnationalisation of crime. For more information about her, please visit: www.drpritpaulkaur.com
Dr. Fida Mohammad:
Dr. Fida Mohammad was born in Hangu, KPK, Pakistan and matriculated from Government High School, Hangu. Graduated from Islamia College Peshawar with a BA, he earned MAs in Political Science and Philosophy and an M.Phil in Political Science from University of Peshawar. In 1988 he got an MS in Public Administration and Sociology from Eastern Washington University. He completed an MA and Ph. D from the University of Oregon, with a focus on Criminal Justice, in 1994. Presently Dr. Mohammad is a Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the State University College in Oneonta, New York. His areas of expertise are Policing, Interrogation and Torture, Political Violence and Comparative Religions.
Dr. Paul Conway:
Dr. Paul Conway was born in the Bronx, New York City, USA, and first educated in Dumont, New Jersey schools. After several years of military service he graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in American Studies. He then earned a MA. and Ph.D (1972) in Political Science, with a focus on Science, Technology and Public Policy, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He was a Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York (SUNY) College in Oneonta, teaching courses in International Politics, Human Rights, Genocide, and International Organization, among others. After forty years he is now Professor Emeritus there.
Mr. M. Ghalib Bandesha (PSP):
Mr. Ghalib Bandesha is a senior officer of the Police Service of Pakistan, currently posted as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Punjab. His academic qualification includes MSc, LLB and MA (Police and Criminal Justice) from UK. He has served on many important posts and assignments during his twenty years of police service. He is known as a think-tank on law-enforcement issues in Pakistan. His commitment to promoting criminological knowledge and law-enforcement experiences is recognized by all practitioners and academics.
 Dr. Paul Petzschmann:
Mr. Paul Petzschmann is DPhil and M. Phil in Politics from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. His publications include Pakistan and the IMP; Pakistan: Police weakness mars fight against extremism; Alternative Dispute Resolution and Social Regulation in Pakistan: Opportunities and challenges; Women in the Eyes of the Judiciary; and Pro-poor Justice. He has been a project coordinator on many important programmes related to Governance, Policy and Security. He has been working closely on police and policing in Pakistan for quite long. His knowledge, experience and research programmes are of immense importance to the law-enforcement agencies in Pakistan.
Mr. Kirpal Dhillon (IPS):
Kirpal Dhillon served in the Indian Police Service for three and a half decades during which time, he served in some crucial slots, both with the state government of Madhya Pradesh and on deputation to the government of India. These slots included senior directing staff at the Indian National Academy of Administration, Joint Director Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General of Police, Punjab during the critical days of Sikh militancy in India. He was also Director General of Police of his home state of MP. After his retirement from the the IPS, he served a term as Vice Chancellor of Bhopal University and later joined the Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla as a Senior Fellow. He has written extensively on policing, order maintenance, extremism, terrorism, sectarian conflicts, Indian constitutional issues and human rights. He has also participated in conferences and lectured extensively in India and abroad. He remained associated with a major human rights entity, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative as a member of its executive council for about seven years. His written work includes, besides innumerable articles and essays, three books namely,Defenders of the Establishment: Ruler-Supportive Police Forces of South Asia; Police and Politics in India and Identity and Survival: Sikh Militancy in India 1978-93. He lives in Bhopal {India} with his social activist wife Sneh.
Prof. Gabriele Bammer:
Gabriele Bammer is a professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University. She is also a research fellow at the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at HarvardUniversity’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the convener of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security’s Integration and Implementation research program. She is developing the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences to improve research strengths for tackling complex real-world problems through synthesis of disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, comprehensively understanding and managing unknowns and providing integrated research support for policy and practice change (http://i2s.anu.edu.au). Her publications include the following books: Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (co-editor), Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods (co-author), Dealing with Uncertainties in Policing Serious Crime (editor) and Bridging the ‘Know-Do’ Gap: Knowledge Brokering to Improve Child Wellbeing (co-editor).
Mr. Nasiruddin Mashood Ahmad Mirza:
Mr. Nasiruddin Mashood Ahmad Mirza, LLM (London), is a senior civil servant in the Government of Pakistan. Currently, he is looking after the office of the Director Federal Ombudsman, Peshawar KPK. Mr. Mashood worked for nine years as the Director Human Rights, Regional Directorate, Ministry of Human Rights, Peshawar, KPK. Mr. Mashood has strong commitment to the cause of children rights and juvenile justice in Pakistan. He is a prolific writer and has contributed many articles to the local newspapers and journals, including Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Dr. Sajida Naz:
Developing her interest in police officers and trauma, Dr. Sajida Naz obtained a scholarship from the University of Huddersfield that enabled her to extend her PhD research to the UK. In her PhD, She has been probing the reactions of police to potentially?traumatic experiences. ?Her project has dealt in equal measure with the UK and with her native Pakistan. Dr. Naz completed her PhD in 2012 and is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her research interests include positive psychology and mental health issues, management and coping with trauma and working under critical conditions. Based in Fatima Jinnah Women University, she has published her work in reputable journals and is actively involved in scholarly research, collaborative research projects and teaching.
Sarwat Inayat Mirza:
Sarwat Inayat Mirza, MSc (Applied Psychology) is a senior lecturer in the National Academy for Prisons Administration (NAPA), Pakistan. She has long association with research activities and teaching on diversion, criminal psychology, juvenile delinquency, probation and parole and female criminality. She is a visiting faculty member to some of the centres of clinical psychology in the University of Punjab and University of Education, Lahore. She is a well-wisher of the Pakistan Society of Criminology and takes keen interest in promoting the research activities of Pakistan Journal of Criminology.
Prof. Qibla Ayaz:
Prof. Qibla Ayaz (Endinburgh University, Scotland) is a well-known scholar on Islamic studies and contemporary issues like Islam and modernism, inter-faith peace and Islam and modern political thoughts, etc. Currently, he is the Chairman, Department of Seerat Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Peshawar. He has presented his scholarly works at many international conferences in Turkey, Cyprus, Croatia, USA, UK, Norway and the Netherlands. His special interest is in making sense of the present day radicalism, violence, terrorism, intolerance and sectarianism in light of the true Islamic teachings and injunctions. He is supervising many young researchers and scholars who are working on religion and crime.
Mr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah (PSP):
Mr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah is one of the brilliant and senior officers of the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP). He is MA in Political Science (with distinction) LLB and LLM. He has an excellent record of 25 years of active police service, and received both the gallantry awards, the Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal (QPM) and the President Police Medal (PPM) for his outstanding performance as a best field police officer. In addition to his diversified experience in various law-enforcement agencies, he is a known academic, scholar and researcher in the police department. He has written some excellent research papers for the police department on a number of topics including police reforms and crisis management. He is committed to the cause of criminological scholarship and policing sciences in Pakistan. Currently, Syed Akhtar Ali Shah is the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mardan Region, NWFP, Pakistan.
Dr. Basharat Hussain:
Dr. Basharat Hussain, Assistant Professor, is currently teaching in the Institute of Social Work, Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Peshawar, KPK. He is a PhD inCriminology from Hull University, UK. In addition to his research activities, he takes personal interest in social work, promotion of human rights, and especially providing all kind of services to the Child victims and juvenile offenders. His publications also include women’s Economic Contribution in the Agricultural Field (District Swat). His aim is to promote criminological studies in Pakistan, and reduce the gap between academics and law-enforcement officials. His personal efforts in making linkages between students and teachers and scholars and police are commendable.
Mr. Imran Awan:
Mr. Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University (UK) and has previously held academic posts at the Centre for Police Sciences (University of South Wales) and Wolverhampton University (UK). He has taught on a variety of modules, such as International Policing, Policing Cyber Crime, Terrorism Theory, and Violent Extremism and Terrorism. He has published widely in the area of counterterrorism, human rights, and policing and recently co-edited the book Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism (Ashgate 2012). In March 2010 he was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to a Prevent Seminar held in London to discuss government policy on how best to prevent violent extremism, and in 2011 took part in a review of UK government counter-terrorism legislation for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Mr Awan is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks Project organised by Faith Matters, a non-profit organisation which hopes to show the scale of the problem of Islamophobia and provide support for victims. He is an ambassador for the Make Justice Work Campaign, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is the Founder and Director of the Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology.
Mr. Muhammad Quraish Khan:
Mr. Muhammad Quraish Khan is a National Policing Specialist at UNDP Pakistan. He is former senior police officer with 15 years experience at Police Service of Pakistan. He served as Director General of police forensic science division at Peshawar. He worked on key positions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including District Police Officer at Nowshera and Hangu; head of investigation Swat and Senior Superintendent of Police (Coordination) Peshawar. Previously, he has worked as an Additional Secretary (law and order) at the Home and Tribal Affairs Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has also served as an Assistant Inspector General Police (Finance & Procurement) at KP Police. He has been awarded a distinguished service award for establishing an Institute of Forensic Science at Peshawar. Mr Khan is the author of a book titled Police Technophobia (ISBN 978-3-659-74202-6). He has also authored a research paper on Former UN Peacekeepers: Agents of Cultural Change in Pakistan’s Police published by the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC. He has received master in criminology and criminal justice from King’s College London and postgraduate diploma in public policy and leadership from University of Minnesota USA. He is a Certified Security Consultant (CSC) and former Fulbrighter.



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