Pakistan Journal of Criminology

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, July-December

Child Victimization: Case Study of Child Scavengers in Twin Cities of Pakistan
BackgroundChildren always work especially in such settings where social hierarchy exists at large scale; it is normal for children from a disadvantaged background to work for betterment of families at an early age. Children in such societies are considered...
Corporal Punishment as a Means of Discipline for Children (A Case Study of District Nowshera, Kpk - Pakistan)
IntroductionCorporal punishment can be defined as "any act of parents or caretaker which intended to cause physical pain or injury for the purposes of correction and control" (Cohen, 1978). Whipping children by means of rods or sticks or hitting with...
Crime and Institutional Response: A Study of Mobile Snatching and Street Assaults in Pakistan
IntroductionLawlessness and violence can be traced back to the very inception of Pakistan. Intensity of crime and crime related acts enhanced with the passage of time and with the availability of new weapons. Crime against property and crime against...
Crime and Insurgency in FATA: A Public Perception Survey of Khyber Agency
IntroductionAt this time Pakistan is the worst hit country by terrorism. No city or area is beyond the reach of the militant extremists in carrying out terrorist activities that include suicide attacks, bomb blasts, target killings and kidnappings. No...
Delaying Tactics Used by Lawyers in Dispensation of Civil Justice in Lower Courts of Pakistan
IntroductionA state may not be called a state in its true sense, if it has failed to discharge its functions concerning the administration of justice (Chaudhry, 2012). Justice is indispensable for upholding property rights, enforcing contracts between...
Dynamics of Gender Based Violence: Investigating the Effects of Violence in Pakistani School on School Dropout and Loss of Creativity among Students
IntroductionThe effects of violence at school could be ascertained by unearthing students' perception, for example, through asking about whether they consider violence as normal or consider it inimical to their development and education. Research by...
Environment of Crimes and Violence at Community Level and Its Exclusionary Effects on Children
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe Term Poverty As A Strong Ingredient of shaping human life embodies economic nature of disadvantage, grounded in application of a static set of indicators such as lack of income. (Department of...
Gender Differences in Depression among the Affectees of War on Terrorism and the Role of Psychological Interventions in the Rehabilitation
Since time immemorial, especially the twentieth century, the world has experienced terrorism in different forms and faces with different expressions. Therefore, we know that terrorism is not a modern trend. Undoubtedly, a terrorism disaster, (whether...
Impact of TV Crime Shows on Rob Criminals of District Camp Jail, Lahore: A Critical Analysis of Travis Hirschi's Social Bond Theory
IntroductionThe violence has become a popular form of entertainment and is cultivated through drama, films, Video games, cartoons and so forth. (Tompkins, 2003; Bryant and Thompson, 2002). The effects of TV violence are pervasive due to its popularity...
'Situation and Scope' of Existing Labour Laws to Address the Issues of Home-Based Women Workers in Pakistan
IntroductionHome-based work is not a new phenomenon. Since ages, the people had been conducting home-based economic activities throughout the world. Home-based work cannot be viewed as only a production sector, rather it covers a range of "industries",...
Sociological Analysis of Mass Media Role in Promotion of Mob Violence (A Case Study of Two Selected Cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
IntroductionViolence is a hot media issue now a day. The wider spread of mass media in our societal surrounding brought many changes to our environment such as the radio set, TV, shows, videos, video games, and social networking gaining an influencing...
Structure of Violence in Pakistani Schools: A Gender Based Analysis
IntroductionIn Pakistan public school system is divided into three tiers. Primary schools enroll and retain students from grade 1 through grade 5, followed by enrolment in middle schools (grade 6th to grade 8th) through to high schools (grade 9th to...
Testing the Vires of Protection of Pakistan Act (PPA), 2014 on the Touchstone of Constitution
IntroductionThe Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 has been the subject of intense debate/criticism, often referred to as black law/draconian measure, which impinges the individual's most cherished fundamental rights/freedoms. Having said so, however, there...
The Case of Crime Rise in City of Peshawar
Crime is an all time existing phenomenon. Societies have never been able to completely get rid of crime. According to Durkheim, crime is essential for bringing progress in the society. For it is through crimes and deviancy that society draws and redraws...
The Nexus of Legal Institution with Child Trafficking from the Perspective of Experts and Policy Analysts of Peshawar
IntroductionChild trafficking is a modern day slavery which prevails in both developed and developing countries with variation in its magnitude and causes (ILO, 2002). The factors associated with and contributing towards this menace are numerous which...
Theoretical Analysis of Socio-Economic and Political Causes of Terrorism in Pakistan
IntroductionAlthough terrorism is not a new phenomenon (Jaspal, 2008), still the term terrorism has neither specific nor widely accepted definition. According to Encyclopedia Britannica terrorism is "the systematic use of terror as a means of forcing...
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