2nd National Conference on "Contextualizing Challenges in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Pakistan"

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  • 9:00 am
  • SSAQ Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, UoP

About the Conference:

The Department of Criminology aims to provide a platform for quality education, research, training, knowledge creation and policy making on important issues pertaining to law enforcement, criminal justice, victim support, rehabilitation of offenders, public safety and rule of law. It has the credit of organizing the 1st National Conference on Criminology in Pakistan entitled “Institutionalizing Criminology in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges” on 26th – 28th December 2018, in which 58 research articles on different criminological issues were presented and which was attended by over 300 participants from different walks of life. The conference organizing committee is pleased to inform you that the Department of Criminology at the University of Peshawar is planning to organize the 2nd National Conference on Criminology as per the given schedule.

Venue of the Conference:

  • Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Peshawar



  • Teaching and Research in Criminology and Criminal justice
  • Theorizing Crime and Punishment
  • Crime and development
  • Drugs, Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile and Youth Crime in Pakistan
  • Changing patterns in crime
  • Restorative justice approaches
  • The Future of Borstal Institutions in Pakistan
  • Reforms in Juvenile Justice System
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Crime and Punishment in Islam
  • Reforming Police Service in Pakistan
  • Public Safety: Issues and Challenges
  • Issues in Access to Justice  its Impacts on Common Man
  • Prison Regime of Pakistan: Issues and Challenges
  • Community Based Rehabilitation (Probation and Parole)
  • Reforming Prosecution System of Pakistan
  • Social work with offenders rehabilitation
  • Victim Support Mechanisms
  • Human Rights and Criminology
  • Female criminality
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Child Rights, Protection and Welfare
  • Trans-National Crime & Border Management : Issues and Challenges
  • Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
  • The Informal Banking System and Money laundering
  • Social Media and Crimes
  • NGOs and Crime Prevention
  • Crime, Technology and Law
  • Application of Technology in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Cyber Crime: Agenda for Legal Reforms
  • Forensic Criminal Investigation
  • Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling in Pakistan
  • Environmental Criminology

Submission of Abstracts

Please read the guidelines before submitting the abstract

  • All Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • The maximum word length for the abstract is 300 words
  • The Abstract title should not exceed 25 words
  • The abstract should include a proper title, introduction, research question(s), methodology, theoretical framework, results and conclusions.  
  • Key Words: Please use 4 – 5 key words that define your abstract
  • Please send in a brief biography together with the Abstract
  • Authors must adhere to the following guidelines for research paper:
    • Name of Author(s) (Maximum two authors per paper)
    • Word Limit: 3000 – 4000 words
    • Font style: New Time Roman
    • Font size: 12
    • Line spacing: single
    • Citation style: APA
    • Margins: 1 inch from each side
    • Paper size: A4
  • All conference related correspondence shall be made through the official e.mail of the conference, i.e., criminology@uop.edu.pk


Poster Presentation:

Arrangements for Poster Presentations shall also be made during the conference. Those interested are requested to submit the following details for poster presentation;

  1. E-poster
  2. Title of poster and the relevant sub-theme
  3. Name of the presenter(s) (Maximum two presenters per poster)
  4. Participant affiliation
  5. Brief bio-data of the presenter(s).

The decision for the Acceptance/Rejection of posters shall be made by a “Posters Review Committee”. Those selected are advised to be present at his/her poster display area during the entire session to answer any question(s) (if any) and/or to facilitate any exchange of ideas about the poster concerned.

Conference Services (For Key Note Speakers/Paper/Poster Presenters only)

  • Free accommodation on shared bases within the Peshawar University Guest House. The selected paper or poster presenters are required to inform Conference Secretary about accommodation at the time of submission of research paper/poster.
  • Free food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea)
  • Conference Kit
  • Excursion trip within Peshawar

Excursion Trip

An excursion trip to one of the following location shall be arranged.

  • Islamia College Peshawar
  • Qila Bala Hisar, Peshawar
  • Peshawar Old City
  • Peshawar Museum
  • Any other


Conference Registration Fees


Paper/Poster Presenters


PKR 2000/-



PKR 1000/-


Important Dates:


Last date for Abstract/Poster Submission (Maximum 300 words abstract)

31st August 2019

Confirmation of Abstract/Poster Acceptance

15th September 2019

Last Date for Submission of Full Paper

2nd October 2019


Contact Details:

Please contact the following for any conference related query.

  • Prof. Dr. Basharat Hussain
    Chairman, Department of Criminology, University of Peshawar
    Office # 091-9221012                   Mobile # 03429861949      
  • Dr. Muhammad Ibrar
    Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Peshawar
    Office # 091-9221170                   Mobile # 03009351334