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30 December, 2010
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Report on new Data Collection System for child victims and juvenile offenders in KPK and two of the special issues of Pakistan Journal of Criminology were launched at Peshawar on Thursday, 30 Dec. 2010. All the documents were produced by Pakistan Society of Criminology, an association of police, law-enforcement officials, researchers and civil society. The launching ceremony was attended by scholars, media, NGOs and police officials. Prof. Dr. Farhana Jehangir, Vice Chancellor of the Frontier Women University was the chief guest. The Report on Juvenile Justice Indicators is the first ever comprehensive and detailed document which is based on the newly designed data collection system in KPK Police. This system was design by a senior police officer, Mr. Fasihuddin (PSP), who is also the President of Pakistan Society of Criminology. The Report will set a direction for data collection, which is now scientifically compiled and analysed, for a nation-wide data on child victims and juvenile offenders. Pertinent to mention, such indicators were never compiled and analysed, which is a pre-requisite for the National Report on Children Rights submitted to the UN Sub-Committee on Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). This report is being published with support from Save the Children, Sweden. Fasihuddin (PSP) and Mr. Ejaz Ahmad elaborated the various findings of the Report. Pakistan Society of Criminology also launched the two special issues of Pakistan Journal of Criminology. One of the Special Issues is focused on Criminal Justice System of Pakistan, which is edited by a scholar from Norway, Dr. Paul Petzschmann. The issue comprises original research papers on the various aspects of police, prosecution, courts, prisons and probation system in Pakistan. Critical evaluation of the existing criminal justice institutions is given by the contributators with practical suggestions, based on empirical research and verifiable data. “There is not a single book on the subject so far and this special issue will serve as the first introductory book on the CJS in Pakistan,” said Syed Khizar Shah, Deputy Director, Ministry of Human Rights. The special issue on Policing and Transnational Crime comprises of research articles from national and international scholars on various topics like cyber-crime, human-trafficking, community policing, police leadership, money- laundering and agitation on Danish cartoons. The Chief Guest, Dr. Farhana Jehangir, VC, Women University lauded the services of the Pakistan Society of Criminology for its continued efforts in developing an indigenous body of criminological literature and its commitment to the human rights and juvenile justice. “Our university will collaborate with Pakistan Society of Criminology and other stakeholders for promotion of criminology and research”, she said.