Ali Wardak was born in Afghanistan and is a graduate of Kabul University in Law and Jurisprudence. He received his PhD degree in Criminology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1995 where he also worked as a tutor of Criminology and Criminal Justice between 1992 - 1995, and as a research fellow between 1995 - 1996. Currently, Dr Wardak teaches criminology at the University of Glamorgan, where he is also the Director of a Home Office research project that looks at the criminogenic needs and probation experiences of Black and Asian offenders in England and Wales. He conducts a research project by a consortium of researchers that include, Professor Peter Raynor and Dr Maurice Vanstone (Swansea University) Professor David Smith (Lancaster University), Dr Bankole Cole (Lincoln University) and four full-time research assistants.
Arvind Verma has been a member in the Indian Police Service [IPS] and has served for many years in the State of Bihar, holding several senior level positions in the organization. His first degree was in Engineering Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur and he earned his doctoral degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University- Canada. His doctoral work was concerned with analysis of criminal justice data using a variety of mathematical techniques such as Fuzzy Logic, Topology and Fractals. He has served as the Managing Editor of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal and he has also been an advisor to the Bureau of Police Research and Development in India. His current research interests are in Data Analysis and Visualization, Criminal Justice in India and Comparative Policing. His recent publications include books titled ‘Understanding the Police in India’ [Lexus-Nexus-Butterworth]; ‘The Indian Police: A Critical Review’; and journal articles- ‘Anatomy of Riots: A Situational Prevention Approach’; ‘Measuring Police Performance in India: An application of Data Envelopment Analysis’; The State and Coercive Power in India and Visualization of Criminal Activity in an Urban Population. He is currently on the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University- Bloomington.
Barabara Vettori is an Assistant professor in sociology of deviance at the Faculty of Sociology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, where she teaches methodology for criminological research and statistics and techniques for crime data analysis. Member of the Department of Sociology of the same University. She has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of criminological research. In this time span, she took part as project manager in a variety of cross-border research and spoke at several international conferences. Her main research interests are organised and economic crime and the evaluation of related contrast policies - in particular, anti-money laundering regulation and confiscation legislation. These are also the main issues of her publications. Since 2007 she has been member of the Informal Expert Group on Confiscation and Assets Recovery of the European Commission, DG Home Affairs. She is international expert for OSCE on criminal liability of legal persons.
Dominique Wisler is a United Nations senior consultant specialized in the internal security sector reform in transition states. He is currently a Senior Advisor on Policing, UNDP-BPCR, at Kinhasa, Congo. He holds a bachelor degree in philosophy (University of Fribourg), a master degree in international relations (Graduate Institute for International Relations, Geneva), and a PhD from the University of Geneva where he taught political sciences until 2002. He has been engaged in police reforms in Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mozambique, Sudan, Haiti, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iraq. His most recent publications are a comparative book on community policing, edited with his colleague Ihekwoaba Onwudiwe from the University of Southern Texas (Community Policing. International Patterns and Comparative Perspectives, CRC Press, London, 2009), a comparative book on protest policing in Switzerland, written with his colleague Marco Tackenberg (Protest and Police, Haupt Verlag, Bern, 2007), and a book on the republican adventure in Switzerland (Geneva Democracy, Georg, Genève, 2008).
Emilio C. Viano
Emilio C. Viano is Professor of Criminology and Victimology at The American University in Washington DC. He has earned doctorates in Europe and the United States and a LLM in the U.K. He has written or edited more than 30 books and published over 120 articles in refereed and other journals. He has been honored with academic prizes and honors by various Universities and other institutions throughout the world. He is often invited to offer his expert opinion, speak at international conferences and meetings, and provide training to victim assistance and criminal justice personnel. Prof. Viano is often interviewed by the media, printed and electronic, for his expert opinion on strategic issues, terrorism, international politics and other current topics. He often appears on CNN, BBC, Voice of America and many other international television programs. Prof. Viano is member of many editorial boards and, among others, of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology.
Eric Chui is a Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. His main research and teaching interests revolve around criminal justice, criminology, youth justice, and social work practice with offenders. He is the co-editor of Moving Probation Forward: Evidence, Arguments and Practice (Pearson Education 2003), Experiences of Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Asia-Pacific (Nova Science Publishers, 2006), Social Work and Human Services Best Practice (Federation Press, 2006), Research Methods for Law (Edinburgh University Press, 2007) and Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong (Willan, 2008). He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (Sage) and the Managing Editor and Book Review Editor of Asian Journal of Criminology (Springer).
Eric G. Lambert
Eric Lambert is a professor and chair in the Department of Legal Studies, The University of Mississippi, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. His research interests include organizational issues, job and organizational effects on the attitudes, intentions, and behaviors of criminal justice employees, and the international perceptions, attitudes, and views on criminal justice issues.
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’. He presented his field experiences in many international conferences and seminars and visited many countries including USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Thailand, Nepal, China and Japan. A number of his papers are published internationally. He is respected as a pioneer of criminological studies in his country where he is constantly engaged through the forum of Pakistan Society of Criminology to bring academics and practitioners of his country to one place and organize the individual efforts of Pakistani researchers and law-enforcement officials into an academically viable whole. He is a member of many international societies of criminology and police forums around the world. His special interests are: police reforms, children and women rights and policing in Pakistan.
G.S. Bajpai is currently Professor at the National Law University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. Earlier he was a Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration, National Law India University, Bhopal, India. Prior to this, he held positions at Bureau of Police Research & Development, New Delhi and Punjab Police Academy, Punjab and Department of Criminology & Forensic Science, University of Saugar (M.P). He had about twenty years of research experience and fifteen years of teaching experience at postgraduate level. He has completed six major research projects and published three books. Dr Bajpai held many prestigious international assignments. It includes Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme (1999) at University of Paris, the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, (2003-04), University of Leicester, UK, Tokiwa International Victimology Institute, Japan as visiting faculty in July 2007. Recently, he has been selected under Indo-Hungary Academic Exchange Program (2009) to undertake research and teaching assignment at National Institute of Criminology, Budapest in the area of ‘Restorative Justice’. Dr. Bajpai has been conferred various awards and honours like G. B. Pant National Award of the Ministry of Home affairs, New Delhi, ISC Prof S.S. Srivastava Memorial Award for excellence in research/teaching and Fellow of Indian Society of Criminology (FISC). His current interests include criminal justice studies, victimology, human rights, forensic science, legal research method, judicial impact analysis and etc.
George E. Higgins
George E. Higgins is a Professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Louisville, he was a tenure track faculty member in Criminal Justice at West Virginia State University. His research focuses on testing criminological theories. Dr. Higgins publishes consistently with students and colleagues from around world.
Glenn Dawes is an Associate Professor Sociology & Criminology, School of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. He is Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts Education and Social Sciences. He teaches sociology and criminology. In addition he conducts research in the areas of youth studies with an emphasis on young people and the criminal justice system. Glenn's research interests are closely linked to his work in North Queensland communities in areas such as school disengagement among young people, young people and crime on the Townsville Strand, Youth and hooning in North Queensland, young people and car theft in Queensland, the reintegration of Indigenous recidivist offenders post-release and Sudanese people and their interactions with the criminal justice system. He is the author of a book entitled “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Subcultures and Education” and has published in academic journals.His areas of expertise are: Sociology; Criminology; Juvenile Justice; Race Hate Crimes; Educational Disengagement; Vigilantism; and Indigenous Social Issues.
Gloria Laycock graduated in psychology from University College London in 1968 and completed her PhD at UCL in 1977. She has worked in the Home Office for over thirty years of which almost twenty years have been spent on research and development in the policing and crime prevention fields. She established and headed the Home Office Police Research Group and edited its publications on policing and crime prevention for seven years. She has extensive experience in this country and has acted as a consultant on policing and crime prevention in North America, Australia, Israel, South Africa and Europe. She was awarded an International Visiting Fellowship by the United States Department of Justice in 1999 and was based in Washington DC. She returned in April 2001 from a four-month consultancy at the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra to become Director of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at UCL.
Gorazd Meško, is Full Professor of Criminology and Dean at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia as well as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Security. He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (1995, 2001) and Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (1996, 1999). He was a visiting professor at SCJ, GVSU, Michigan in 2000. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2002-2008) and at the University of Belgrade (2009 -). His recent bibliography includes books: Corruption in Central and Eastern Europe at the Turn of the Millennium (ed., 2000), Dilemmas of Contemporary Criminal Justice (co-ed., 2004), Policing in Emerging Democracies – Critical Reflections (co-ed., 2007), Crime, Media and Fear of Crime (co-ed., 2009) and Crime Control Policy and Prevention – Slovenian Perspectives (co-ed.). He has also been a guest editor of the Policing – An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management (a special issue on policing in SE Europe, 2009/3). In addition, he has been a head of a European Society of Criminology WG on criminology curricula since 2005 and a correspondent of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (a 2009 report on crime prevention in SE Europe). His present research includes studies comparative criminology and victimology, fear of crime in former Yugoslav republics (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and FYR of Macedonia), history of criminology and crimes against environment.
Georgios A. Antonopoulos
Georgios A. Antonopoulos, national of Greece, obtained his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy of Durham University in the UK. He is currently Professor in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University in the UK. His teaching and research interests include the criminality, criminalisation and victimisation of minority ethnic groups, qualitative research methods, illegal markets and ‘organised crime’. He has conducted research for the local authorities in Britain, the British Police, the British Ministry of Justice and the European Commission, His articles have appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, Trends in Organised Crime, Global Crime, and Crime, Law & Social Change. He is an associate of the Cross-Border Crime Colloquium, and member of the editorial boards of the journals Criminal Justice Studies, Trends in Organised Crime and Global Crime. In 2009 he received the European Society of Criminology Young Criminologist Award.
Graeme R. Newman
Graeme R. Newman is distinguished teaching professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany and Associate Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing. He has advised the United Nations on crime and justice issues over many years, and in 1990 established the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network. He has published works in the fields of the history and philosophy of punishment, international criminal justice, private security, situational crime prevention, problem-oriented policing and information technology. Among the recent books he has written or edited are: Super Highway Robbery (Willan, 2003, with Ronald V. Clarke), The Global Report on Crime and Justice (United Nations/Oxford, 1998), Crime and Immigration edited with Joshua Freilich (Ashgate, 2006), Designing our Crime from Products and Systems edited with Ronald V. Clarke (Willan 2006), and Outsmarting the Terrorists edited with Ronald V. Clarke (Praeger 2006).
Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe
Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe received his Ph. D. in criminology and criminal justice from the School of Criminology at Florida State University in 1993. Currently, he is Professor, a member of the graduate faculty, and Interim Director of the graduate programs in the Department of Administration of Justice, School of Public Affairs, at Texas Southern University. He has published many articles on international policing, terrorism, transnational crimes, and African criminology. His book, the Globalization of Terrorism, published by Ashgate, has received worldwide attention. He and Dominique Wisler co-edited International Patterns of Community Policing, published in April 2009 by CRC Press, a division of Taylor and Francis. Dr. Onwudiwe is currently the Editor In-Chief of the International Executive Symposium (IPES) Working Paper Series (WPS). He serves as a reviewer to many academic outlets and several refereed journals in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice. He is a member of various Editorial Boards. His expertise and consulting interests range from counter-terrorism, intelligence and security, human trafficking, and democratic policing.
Joanna Shapland is Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield, and also Executive Editor of the International Review of Victimology. She is currently evaluating the use of restorative justice with adult offenders in England and Wales, and undertaking a longitudinal study of desistance from offending.
Jody Miller is an feminist criminology Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Criminal Justice at the Rutgers University (Newark). Her education includes: B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University, 1989 (Summa Cum Laude); M.A. in Sociology from Ohio University, 1990; M.A. in Women's Studies at Ohio State University, 1991; and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Southern California in 1996. She specializes in feminist theory and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on gender, crime and victimization, in the context of urban communities, the commercial sex industry, sex tourism, and youth gangs. Dr. Miller has also been elected as the Executive Counsellor of the American Society of Criminology for 2009 and she has also received the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service in 2007. She is the author of Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence (New York University Press, 2008)—a finalist for the 2008 C. Wright Mills Award—and One of the Guys: Girls Gangs and Gender (Oxford University Press, 2001), as well as numerous articles and book chapters, including in Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, and Gender & Society.
K. S. Hamid
K.S. Hamid @ Hamid Ibrahim is currently the Executive Director, Denning's Research Centre (A Centre for Legal Information and Research) in Malysia. He had education in Public and Local Government Administration in South West College London and University of Wisconsin, USA. He was the Editor, Malaysian Current Law Journal 1981-1988, Malaysian Law News 1990-1996, All Malaysia Law Reports 1992-1996, Malaysian Crime Journal 1994-1996; He is the Author of: Malaysian Law of Evidence; Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code, Malaysian Parliament, Malaysian Penal Code- commentary and case law 2006, jointly with Justice Dato K.C.Vohra, retired Court of Appeal Judge. He has travelled to: Indonesia, Japan, Korea, London, and the United States to attend Asian Law Conferences. His areas of research interestes are: Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Criminal Justice System.
Kam C. Wong
Kam C. Wong is an Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Xavier University, Ohio. His areas of expertise are: Comparative policing: PRC vs. U.S.A. China policing, Hong Kong policing People’s Republic of China criminal law and criminal process, Homeland Security – USA PATRIOT Act. Professor Wong was formerly an Inspector of Police with the Hong Kong Police and was awarded the Commissioner's High Commendation. He was a one-time black belt karate instructor for over 20 years. He has practiced and taught law in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Professor Wong was the former Director of Chinese Laws Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as the vice-president (1999 to 2000) and vice-chair (2000 to 2002) to Hong Kong Society of Criminology. He is currently an Associate Fellow of Center of Criminology, Hong Kong University. He is an organizer and founding member of Asian Association of Police Studies, of which he was the vice-President (2001-2) and President (2002-3). Professor Wong was an editor with the Journal of Crime and Delinquency and Managing Editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He was the Editor-in-Chief, Occasional Paper Series, Chinese Law Program. He is currently on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Comparative Criminology and Asian Policing.
Keith D. Harries
Keith Harries is Professor Emeritus in Geography at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, since 1985 he was a Professor and was department chair during 1985-95. He was formerly professor of geography at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of a dozen books, most on criminal justice topics, including Geography of Crime and Justice (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974), Crime and the Environment (Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 1980), Serious Violence (Springfield: Charles C. Thomas, 2nd ed., 1997), Geography of Execution: The Capital Punishment Quagmire in America (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and Mapping Crime: Principle & Practice (Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, 1999). Author of numerous articles, most recently: Police officers’ perceptions of maps and aerial photographs, International Journal of Police Science and Management, 6:37-50 (2003), Violence change and cohort trajectories: Baltimore neighborhoods, 1990-2000, Urban Geography, 24:14-30 (2004). His recent research has focused on analysis of neighborhoods where very high and very low crime densities are found adjacent to each other in order to determine the relevant environmental determinants of these conditions. He is in the editorial board of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. He has served as external examiner for Ph.D. students at University of Madras and elsewhere. Prof. Keith Harries holds degrees of B.Sc. (Econ), London School of Economics, M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
K. I. Vibhute
K I Vibhute, is presently the Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India. He was the former Professor of Law & Head, Department of Law, University of Pune, Pune; Professor of Law & Director, Center for Criminal Law Studies, National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur, and Professor of Law, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is currently Professor of Law, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam and Emeritus Professor of Law at the National Law University, Jodhpur. He was visiting Professor of Law at the University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia; National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia, and Bremen University, Bremen, Germany. He has authored/edited nine books; latest among them are Pillai’s Criminal Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, India, 2008); Open Peno-Correctional Institutions in India (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiberg, Germany, 2006), and Criminal Justice (Eastern, Lucknow, 2004). Some of his books are published by LexisNexis Butterworths and NM Tripathi and are prescribed as textbooks in Indian and foreign Universities. He has to his credit ninety-nine research/review articles published in law journals of repute published from India, UK, USA, the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Ethiopia. He has also contributed to fifteen anthologies, many of which are prescribed as textbooks by some of the Universities in India. He has also contributed to Annual Survey of Indian Law, published by the Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi. He is/was associated with the Editorial /Advisory Board of: the Journal of the Indian Law Institute, Asian Yearbook of International Law, Scholasticus, International Journal of Criminal Justice Science, Ethiopian Journal of Legal Education, and US-China Law Review. He is a life member of: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, Environmental Scientists’ Association of India, and International Jurists’ Organization (Asia).
Liqun Cao is Professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He has held previous positions at Eastern Michigan University, Salem State College, and Miami University in the U.S.A. His research interests include criminological theory, gun ownership, confidence in the police, police integrity, public attitudes toward prostitution, race and ethnicity in criminal justice etc. His research essays have appeared in many top national and international journals, including Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Policing, and Social Forces. He is the author of Major Criminological Theories: Concepts and Measurement (2004). Professor Cao was a visiting scholar at Max-Planck International Criminal Law and Criminology (2000) in Germany, a recipient of Fulbright Senior Specialist in Lithuania (2004), and is the Honorary member of Albanian Institute of Sociology. He is a life member of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology, and Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences in the U.S. Currently, he is serving as the President of Association of Chinese Criminology and Criminal Justice in the U.S. (2010 to 2012).
M .C. Yubaraj Sangroula
Yubaraj Sangroula is Executive Director in Kathmandu School of Law, Dadhikot 9, Bhaktapur since 2000. He has completed his Diploma in Law ( Bachelor Level), 1983 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal; Masters in Laws (LL.M) in 1986 from Patna University, India and Ph. D from Delhi University, India. The research part of Ph.D. was completed from Danish Institute of Human Rights, Denmark. Currently Dr. Sangroula is engaged in teaching Jurisprudence and Philosophy of. Dr. Sangroula worked as a convener of "Security Agencies Modernization High Level Taskforce", from Dec. 2008- Feb 2009, Commission by Government of Nepal. The taskforce was responsible to conduct inquiry on existing situation of the security agencies in Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, and National Investigation Department), and design their restructuring plan. He has conducted several researches in Criminal Justice, Victimology and Human Rights. Previously he was Sr. Advisor of Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) Kathmandu, Nepal, ( A leading Non Governmental Organization committed to the Systemic Change in the Society through promotion of Rule of Law, and fostering Human Rights and Accessibility to Justice for all), founder secretary of SALS Forum. He is also member of faculty board of Purbanchal University. He has published number of articles in journals, newspaper, law review. He has written and published book on the issue of human rights, Nepalese legal system, human trafficking, gender and so forth. Beside these, Dr. Sangroula was Visiting Scholar of Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University, Washington, USA. Jan-April 1995; Visited and lectured various universities like Wallenberg Institute, Lund Sweden, 10-12 March 2001; Goteberg University, Social Works Department, Goteberg, Sweden 13-15 March 2001; Plan International Sweden to present a Lecture on "Trafficking of Girls and Women in Nepal", 16 March 2001. He was Consultant of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, UN, to National Police Academy of Nepal for developing Human Rights Training Modules. 2001.
Mangai Natarajan is a Professor and coordinator for International Criminal Justice Major at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. She has a Masters Degree in Criminology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Indo-Japanese Studies from the University of Madras, India. She obtained her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in 1991 and since then has authored more than thirty journal articles on a variety of topics, including women in policing, domestic violence, international crime and justice, cross-cultural studies, situational crime prevention, drug treatment and drug dealing. Since 1994 she has been conducting research on upper-level drug dealing in New York City, supported by a NIDA Scientist Development Award (1994-2000). She has also published an edited volume with Prof Mike Hough of Kings College, London, titled "Illegal Drug Markets: From Research to Policy" (Crime Prevention Studies volume 11, Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press). More recently, she has published an encyclopedia on "Women Police" for Ashgate Publishing, UK (2005). Her book manuscripts in progress are: "Gendered Policing", "Introduction to International Crime and Justice" and an encyclopedia on Domestic Violence. She teaches a variety of courses at graduate level including crime mapping, problem oriented policing and advanced criminology.
Marc Groenhuijsen is professor of criminal law, criminal procedure and victimology at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. In 2005, he became the founding director of INTERVICT, the International Victimology Institute Tilburg. He has published widely on various victims’ issues. He is the President of the World Society of Victimology, member of the Board of Directors of the International Organization for Victim Assistance, and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Criminology. He also serves as a part-time judge in the Court of Appeal in Arnhem. Dr. Groenhuijsen is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Internationally, he belongs to the top researchers in the intersection of Administration of Criminal Law and Victimology. He has published over 250 articles and has authored or edited 24 books. The four volume work on the Dutch Criminal Procedure, can be considered as a standard reference work in this area for several decades to come. What makes Dr Groenhuijsen’s work quite unique in The Netherlands is the fact that he seems to be one of the first to open windows to various neighbouring fields, like sociology and psychology (criminology, victimology) and economics (white collar crime, like money laundering and insider trading and asset forfeiture). Dr. Groenhuijsen received several prestigious prizes/awards including the Dr. Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences, awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Gorenhuijsen is recently elected as President of World Society of Victimology (WSV) for three years (2009-2012).
Mark David Chong
Mark David Chong is currently a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice studies at James Cook University (Australia), and an external assessor (grant applications) for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr Mark graduated with a PhD in Law from the University of Sydney, where he received his Law School’s Longworth Scholarship (2003), the Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey and Littlejohn Scholarship (2004), and the Longworth Scholarship for Academic Merit (2006). He was initially trained as a criminal defence lawyer and later secured an LLM (Merit) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Queen Mary, University of London. Thereafter he was appointed as a judicial Referee by the President of the Republic of Singapore on the recommendation of the Chief Justice to the Small Claims Tribunals’ bench. However, given his deep interest in criminal justice issues, Dr Mark subsequently taught the Singapore Police Force and the Central Narcotics Bureau at Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) under a joint academic programme with Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He was also an adjunct lecturer and tutor at SIM University (Singapore), where he designed a criminology subject specifically for students from the Singapore Police Force. His current research interests include: Social Control and Law & Order issues; Policing; Crime Prevention & Community Safety; Punishment & Sentencing; Municipal & International Criminal Law; Juvenile Justice; and Psychology & Crime.
Matthew Robinson received his PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the Florida State University in 1997 and joined the faculty at Appalachian State University ASU) in Boone, NC. He is currently Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at ASU, teaching and doing research primarily in the areas of criminological theory, capital punishment, national drug control policy, and social justice. He is the author of fourteen books as well as about 100 other articles, chapters and other writings on these topics. Robinson is Past President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) and is currently President of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association (NCCJA). He is very active in community service, mostly in areas related to social justice and civil liberties.
Michael Pittaro, PhD is a 28-year criminal justice veteran, highly experienced in working with criminal offenders. Before pursuing a career in higher education, Dr. Pittaro worked in corrections administration; has served as the Executive Director of a county outpatient drug and alcohol facility; and as Executive Director of a county drug and alcohol prevention agency. Dr. Pittaro has been teaching at the university level (online and on-campus) for the past 15 years while also serving internationally as an author, editor, presenter, and subject matter expert. Dr. Pittaro holds a BS in Criminal Justice (Who’s Who Among University Students – 1989); an MPA in Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude); and a PhD in criminal justice (4.0 GPA – Magna Cum Laude). Dr. Pittaro has contributed to nearly 50 book and scholarly journal publications and serves on three International Editorial Advisory Boards, including the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and Elsevier Publishing. He has also served for the past three years as a program committee member for the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology and as a federal grant peer reviewer for the United States Department of Justice and National Institute of Justice. Dr. Pittaro also serves as a corrections subject matter expert with Pearson publishing, Savant Learning, McGraw Hill, Cengage Learning, and countless others. He is a regular contributor to In Public Safety, Corrections One, the Huffington Post, and is often interviewed on Tier TalkInternet radio. Dr. Pittaro is a full time faculty member with American Military University, an adjunct professor with East Stroudsburg University and Northampton Community College, and serves as an adjunct professor with Bethel University teaching Police Officers and Corrections Officers. He has presented at the International Conference to Combat Human Trafficking, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, the Southern States Correctional Association Conference, the New Jersey American Corrections Association, and in November 2016, at the North Carolina American Corrections Association. He resides in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, USA with his two sons (Dakota and Darrian).
Muzammil Quraishi is a Senior Lecturer of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Salford, Manchester, UK. Muzammil’s PhD research provided a comparative criminological evaluation of South Asian Muslims in Britain and Pakistan. His methodological leanings are towards qualitative ethnographic research informed by the Critical Race Theory (CRT) perspective. Prior to his position at Salford, Muzammil was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, where he was employed on the ‘Muslims in Prison’ ESRC-funded Project. This work explored the qualitative experiences of Muslims prisoners in the UK and France including Islamophobia, racial discrimination and multi-faith agendas in HM Prison Chaplaincy. His latest research interests focus on the experiences of Muslim ex-prisoners and he recently obtained funding to undertake a pilot project in this area. His general research interests lie in the following areas: Muslim populations and crime, Islamic jurisprudence; religion and ethnicity in prison; colonialism and crime; and comparative criminology.
Natti Ronel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He previously served as the Researcher-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary Center for Children and Youth Studies in Tel Aviv University. He is also a licensed clinical criminologist who holds private practice with criminal population, youth and adults who exhibit addiction, violence and/or victimization. Natti leads continuous training courses for Criminal Justice and Victim Assistance professionals and he is a recurring faculty member of the annual postgraduate course of “Victimology, victim assistance, and criminal justice” in the Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik, where he lectures on therapy for recovering victims. His various writings reflect both his clinical and academic experience in criminology. He has a special focus on the spiritual aspect of criminology and victimology - its values and impact upon individuals and communities: spiritual based intervention and recovery, moral transformation, forgiveness and spiritual intelligence. Natti is the proponent of a new criminological theories/ Concepts “The Criminal Spin”, Positive Criminology, and Positive Victimology. He is a member of the World Society of Victimology, the Israeli Society of Criminology (board member) and the Israeli Council for Criminology. He has co-edited a book, Trends and Issues in Victimology. Natti is married happily with two grown children and live in Jaffa – the Jewish–Arabic part of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Nick Tilley is Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, and Visiting Professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London and Senior Advisor to the Home Office Director of the East Midlands. He spent over ten years as a consultant to the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate working in the fields of crime prevention and detection, returning to Nottingham Trent University in April 2003. Nick Tilley is author of some 100 books, reports, journal articles and book chapters. His research works has been funded not only by the Home Office but also by Crime Concern, The National Westminster Bank Charitable Trust, West Midlands Police, Nottinghamshire Police, Warwickshire Police, The Government Office for the West Midlands, and Camden Borough Council. Problem-oriented policing has been a particular interest for the past few years. In recognition of his work in fostering problem-oriented policing the Home Office (UK) funded ‘Tilley Award’ is made annually in Nick Tilley’s name for the best examples of crime and disorder problem-solving initiatives submitted by police services and crime and disorder partnerships. In addition to work in the UK, Nick Tilley has spent time in Australia and New Zealand advising police agencies on problem-oriented policing and its implementation. Nick Tilley is currently on the editorial boards for Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal; New Directions for Evaluation; CopCase; The Internet Journal of Criminology; and Safer Communities: British Journal of Community Safety Practice.
Nimrod Kozlovski is a researcher, lecturer and consultant in the fields of internet and information law and information security. He received his doctor degree in law (J.S.D) from Yale Law School and conducted his Post-Doc research in computer science as an associate in the computer science department at Yale University. Dr. Kozlovski consults to start-ups, high-tech companies and governmental bodies and serves in the advisory board of several technological companies. He is the author of the book "The Computer and the Legal Process" (Israeli Bar Association Press, 2000), co-editor of the forthcoming book on Computer Crimes (NYU Press, 2006, ed: Jack Balkin et el.) and numerous articles on the Internet and privacy law, computer crimes, computer search and seizure and electronic evidence. He was an Adjunct Professor for CyberCrime at New York Law School and is currently a lecturer in cyberlaw and e-commerce at Tel-Aviv University. After receiving his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees with honors from Tel-Aviv University, he clerked for Hon. Gavriel Kling, Tel-Aviv District Court, and later for Hon. Dr. Michael Cheshin of the Israeli Supreme Court. He is a fellow of the Information Society Project since 2002.
P. Madhava Soma Sundaram
P. Madhava Soma Sundaram is Professor and Head, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. He holds Masters and PhD degrees in Criminology from the University of Madras. Earlier he has worked for the Government of India to develop its policies on Juvenile Delinquency and substance abuse prevention by Implementing its laws through National, Regional and State level consultations; working with National/state level NGOs by creating a network among themselves for urban crime prevention and Designed, implemented and evaluated capacity building programmes for Criminal Justice Professionals and civil society. Starting his career as a Lecturer in Criminology in 1992, he has authored many books, articles and monographs. In his long career in criminology, he has picked up a few awards, like ISC - Prof. S. S. Srivastava Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology (2009) and Fellow of the Indian Society of Criminology (FISC). His areas of academic proficiency are Juvenile Justice, Psychology of Crime and Delinquency, Cyber Criminology, Victimology, and Crime Prevention.
Sesha Kethineni is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University, USA. In her 22 years of teaching at Illinois State University (ISU), she has taught courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice, World Criminal Justice Systems, Family Violence, Evaluation Research Methods and graduate level Introduction to Research Methods, and Comparative and International Justice. Her research has largely focused on domestic violence, comparative juvenile justice, international drug policies, program evaluation, and female offenders in India and the United States. Her recent works include female homicide offending in India, status of children in India, victim and offender characteristics protective orders in domestic violence cases in the United States, human rights, program evaluation of Multi-disciplinary Domestic Violence Teams, youth-parent-battering, and juvenile and adult Redeploy Illinois program (involved in reducing incarcerations). Her co-authorized book titled, “Comparative Delinquency: India and the United States,” received the 1997 Distinguished Book Award by the International Division of American Society of Criminology. She recently edited a book titled, "Comparative and International Policing, Justice, and Ethics." Dr. Kethineni has also received the College of Applied Science and Technology’s (ISU) Outstanding Researcher Award and University Outstanding Researcher Award.
Preet (S.K.) Nijhar
Preet (S.K.) Nijhar is presently a Lecturer in the Centre for Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK. She joined the University of Wales, Bangor in January 2003. Prior to that, she was a visiting research fellow and lecturer at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and associate lecturer for the Open University in Ireland. Amongst others, she have taught police, probation and prison officers, as well as prisoners, including para-militaries in high security jails. She have worked for NGOs in London, South Africa and in India, mainly advising on cases involving violence, gender and ‘race’. She have also worked on criminal justice issues in South Africa, Hong Kong, and in India. In the late days of apartheid South Africa, she worked as a research officer on a Guggenheim funded project, Informal Mediation and Restorative Processes in South African townships and subsequently during the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy, was seconded to the United Nations (UNOMSA) to work on nation building. In 2003, she was one of two UK citizens, seconded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK), to the European Union’s training programme in Civilian Conflict Crisis Management in Transition. Her primary research interests are in developing socio-legal understanding of justice and ethnic issues in a comparative context – specifically in postcolonial societies, with particular reference to India.
Sneh Lata Tandon
Sneh Lata Tandon, retired as the senior-most Professor of Social Work at the University of Delhi. She did her Ph.D. in Social Work in 1987 from Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University at Delhi, India. She graduated in economics from the University of Delhi in 1966 and did M.A. Social Work (MSW) from the University of Delhi in 1968. In 1981, she did a Certificate Course in Juvenile Care Service from the International Training Institute, Middle Head, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Tandon possess more than 40 years of teaching, research and other professional experience in the fields of Criminology, Correctional Administration, Social Welfare Administration, and other Social Welfare areas. She has served in various academic institutions of India. She has three books to her credit, viz. Senior Citizens: Perspective for the New Millennium (2001), Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi; Probation: A New Perspective (1990), Reliance Publishing House, New Delhi; Issues in Criminal Justice Administration, Resource Material Series (1987) Editors: Chattoraj, B. N. and Tandon, Sneh Lata, ICFS, New Delhi (Mimeographed).
Srisombat Chokprajakchat is currently an associate professor and program director in the Doctoral Program in Criminology, Justice Administration and Society at Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand. She is also serving as a visiting lecturer of Faculty of Political Science at Ramkhamhaeng University. She is currently assigned by the National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand, as a member of the National Strategic Steering Committee (Private sector) on Anti-corruption. Srisombat Chokprajakchat has authored book on anti-corruption policy in Thailand (Thai version) and is the co-author of book on victimology (Thai version). She serves as a member of Editorial Board of international journal of Crime, punishment and the law: An international journal (USA). Srisombat Chokprajakchat is the principal investigator of several researches. Her research interests include criminal justice policy, law enforcement agencies, anti-corruption, victim and witness protection program, drug policy and human rights. She is currently the principal investigator on a grant funded by the Department of Rights Protection and Liberties, Ministry of Justice in Thailand. Srisombat Chokprajakchat graduated with First Class Honors in Political Science from Kasetsart University in 1981. In 1984 she took a Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree from Mahidol University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from George Mason University, USA in 2004.
Stanley B. Yeldell has been a member of the Law/Justice Department, Rowan University for thirty years. He is a Subject Specialist for the American Council on Education, Distance Education Center, and the Thomas Edison College-Corporate Higher Education. Moreover, he was appointed by The Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court to be the Chairman of the Gloucester County Advisory Probation Board (1991-2001), and he also serves on the Glassboro Awareness Advisory Scholarship Board (1993-present) and the Thomas Edison College-Corporate Higher Education Advisory Board (2000-present). He is the Law/Justice Advisor for the student organizations: Gamma Chi and Victim Awareness (1997-present).
Stephen Z. Levin
Stephen Z Levine holds a PhD in psychology. He is Tenured Assoc. Prof., Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel. His research focuses on the following overlapping themes: criminology (disasters and careers), advanced statistics, and mental health (mainly schizophrenia and PTSD). Both research themes are examined predominantly with large scale epidemiological longitudinal datasets. He has in excess of 20 peer reviewed journal publications and has published articles in journals, such as Law and Human Behavior and Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Sudipto Roy is a Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Indiana State University. Dr. Roy has published his research on the impact of Victim Restitution Programs (both public and private), Day Reporting Center, and Electronically Monitored Home Detention Programs on adult as well as juvenile offenders in Criminology and Social Integration, Federal Probation, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Offender Monitoring, The Justice Professional, and in several books. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board as well as a reviewer for the Criminology and Social Integration (published by the University of Zagreb, Croatia). Additionally, he reviews manuscripts for several journals, e.g. Justice Quarterly, The Justice Professional. Furthermore, he has presented a number of papers in international, national, and regional professional meetings. In 1992 and 1994, he was invited as a resource faculty at the Eighth and the Tenth Annual Post Graduate Seminar on "Victims and the Criminal Justice System" held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Also, as a doctoral student he participated in the same seminar held at the Inter-University Centre of Post-graduate Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, in 1987. He has conducted varied evaluation research projects on community correctional programs in Michigan, Delaware, New York, and Indiana. His areas of specialization are corrections, juvenile justice, victimology, criminology, program evaluation, statistics, and race and ethnic relations.
Dr. Thomas Albert Gilly is Director of the European and International Research Group on Crime Ethics and Social Philosophy and chief editor of the ERCES Online Quarterly Review. He received an LLD, a Master in Law, and degree of Advanced Higher Studies in Criminology and Criminal Sciences. He has also received a Master in German Law, and a graduate degree in (Social) Philosophy. He was Chair at ESC and ASS Conferences. He was and he is involved in international and European Research projects and works as expert within different academic institutions and non governmental and governmental organizations (Prison Watch etc). His special interests are historical and theoretical criminology, comparative safety and security studies and terrorism, social and moral philosophy, ethics and criminal justice, legal history. Among his major writings are “La Sécurité Intérieure. Un Concept en Mutation” Revue internationale de criminologie et de police technique, 1998 ; “ France “ (van Kalmthout/Derks, eds), Probation and Probation Systems. A European Perspective, 2000; An Advocacy for Investigation and Fundamental Theoretical Discussion of the Relation between Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy, ERCES Online Quarterly Review 2004.
Tina Patel presently teaches Criminology at University of Salford, UK. Tina completed her first degree in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. She then spent 3½ years at the University of Sheffield studying for the qualification of PhD, in a study titled: Transracial adoption – A study of race, identity and policy. She has also been involved in a research project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, at Nottingham Trent University titled: Overcoming school exclusion and achieving successful youth transitions within African-Caribbean communities. In September 2004, Tina returned to Liverpool John Moores University to take up a post as lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. Tina joined the University of Salford in September 2008, as Lecturer in Criminology (Violence). Her research and teaching interests relate to ‘race’, exclusion, police and violent behaviour. She is currently undertaking research into the policing of racist violence in Northern Ireland. Tina would welcome research collaboration and supervision in any of the following areas: race/ethnicity; racial identity; violence (especially racist violence); police practice and culture (especially following MacPherson, 1999); and qualitative research methods (in particular oral life history; researching marginalised groups and researching the police).
Professor Uri Yanay teaches at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His cross-national research evaluates social policy guidelines and public services designed for victims of crime and terrorism. Part of this research deals with the impact of selected mediation and restorative justice program aimed at reducing community tensions and solving local conflicts.
Vesna is the Director of the Victimology Society of Serbia and professor at the Faculty of Defectology in Belgrade. Her main interests are in victimisation, gendered violence and reconciliation. Her main geographical focus is Serbia.
Yuning Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University. She obtained a law degree from Renmin University of China at Beijing, China in 2003. She obtained a doctoral degree in Criminology from the University of Delaware in the United States. Her main research interests include citizen evaluations of criminal justice, policing, and international/comparative criminal justice. She is the author of fifteen peer-reviewed journals articles and book chapters. Her most recent articles have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Punishment & Society, Police Quarterly, Policing, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. She has also delivered over twenty presentations in professional conferences held by leading criminological/criminal justice associations in the field. Yuning Wu serves as a manuscript reviewer for several high-ranking journals and served as a program committee member for the 2011 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting and the Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) 2013 at Kanyakumari, India.