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Criminology and Criminal Justice System in Pakistan

  • Fasihuddin
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Abstract

Criminology as an academic discipline and as a profession doesn’t enjoy its deserved status in Pakistan. There is a general apathy on part of the academics and practitioners to promote the scientific study of criminology. Moreover, the criminal justice system in Pakistan is a colonial remnant and is unable to meet the challenges of the rising crime rate and the associated complexities involved in the dispensation of justice. This is a descriptive research study. It describes the status of criminology in Pakistan by putting it into the context of socio-economic situation. This paper consists of two parts: Part-I describes crime situation in Pakistan, academic status of criminology, criminological literature and the professional criminological organizations in Pakistan. Part-II specifically deals with the criminal justice system of Pakistan including brief statistics, and reforms on each of the components of criminal justice system.

Keywords

Criminal Justice System Organize Crime Crime Rate Provincial Government Public Prosecutor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pakistan Society of Criminology and the Editor-in-ChiefPakistan Journal of CriminologyPakistanPakistan

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