Anthony de Villiers Minnaar (South Africa)


Since January 2009 Prof. Anthony Minnaar has been the Programme Head: Security Science for the merged Department of Criminology & Security Science at the University of South Africa. His research and academic career started in 1983 at the Human Sciences Research Council’s Institute for Historical Research, Division for Local & Regional History as a Researcher (1983-March 1987); Senior Researcher (April 1987-June 1989) and Chief Researcher (July 1989-September 1992). He has presented papers at international and national conferences and published widely on forms of conflict and violence such as land disputes, informal settlements, illegal squatting and evictions, mini-bus taxi industry conflicts, violence around witchcraft, xenophobia and undocumented migrants and vigilantism. He has researched border controls, illegal motor vehicle importations, migrants’ rights, vehicle hijackings, use of force by police, informers and witness protection programmes and the struggle to legislate for stricter gun controls, the declarations of persons to be unfit to possess a firearm; and security measures at ports-of-entry. His research interests currently are in the broad field of criminal justice dealing with the specific issues of corruption prevention, border controls and undocumented migrants, use of firearms in violent crime, civilian oversight of public & private policing and private security industry issues (specifically crime prevention and private policing; regulating and monitoring the PSI in SA; and security at ports-of-entry) and CCTV open street surveillance. He has a BA (1975) from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Honours (1977) and Masters (1978) degrees from Rhodes University and a D.Litt. et Phil. from UNISA (1988), all in history with a second honours in African Politics (cum laude) (1991) from UNISA. On 1 July 2003 he was appointed as a full Professor of Criminal Justice Studies. In 2007 he was a recipient of the UNISA Chancellor’s Prize for Research.

Huong Ha (Singapore)


Dr Huong Ha is currently working at School of Business, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). She has been affiliated with UON Singapore and University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr. Ha, Huong was earlier the Dean of TMC Business School, TMC Educational Group (Singapore), and Chief Editor of TMC Academic Journal. She holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia, and a Master in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She was a recipient of PhD Scholarship awarded by Monash University, Temasek Scholarship awarded by National University of Singapore, and a scholarship awarded by United Nations University (UNU), International Leadership Academy (ILA) and has many other professional and academic awards. She has many years of teaching experience in tertiary educational institutes/universities and working experience in manufacturing, marketing research and business consultancy in Australia, Singapore and Vietnam. Her research interests include public policy, governance, education and e-consumer protection. Her research activities have resulted in a research grant by Consumer Affairs Victoria, Government of Victoria State (Australia), a Distinguished Paper Award (USA/Turkey), many international travel grants, refereed journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia articles published by well-known publishers such as McMillan, Pal Grave, ABC-Publishers, Kluwer Academic Journal, etc. and several conference papers. She has also been invited to review many academic journals and conference articles. She has recently been a member of CYBERLAWS 2010 (The First International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society, February 10-15, 2010 - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles) Technical Program Committee.


David S. Wall (UK)


Prof. David S. Wall is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Information Society at the School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. Earlier he was a Professor of Criminology in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, UK. He was the Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (2000-5) and Head of the School of Law (2005-7). He conducts research, write, teach and supervise PhD students in the fields of: Cybercrime, Criminal justice and Information technology, Policing, Intellectual property crime. He has published a wide range of articles and books on these subjects which include: Cybercrime: The Transformation of Crime in the Information Age (Polity, 2007), Cyberspace Crime (ed. Ashgate/ Dartmouth, 2003), Crime and the Internet (ed. Routledge, 2001) and he co‐edited The Internet, Law and Society (with Y. Akdeniz and C. Walker, Longman, 2000). He is a world renowned scholar on cybercrime issues.

Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe (USA)


Dr. 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 a Professor, member of the graduate faculty, and Interim Director of the graduate programs in the Administration of Justice Department, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. A noted scholar, he has published many articles on international policing, terrorism, transnational crimes (Advanced Fee Fraud), and African criminology. His book, “The Globalization of Terrorism” published by Ashgate, has received worldwide attention. He and Dominique Wisler also co-edited “International Patterns of Community Policing,” published in 2009 by CRC Press, a division of Taylor and Francis.Dr. Onwudiwe is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) Working Paper Series. He serves as a reviewer to many academic outlets and several referred journals in the discipline of criminology and criminal justice. A member of various Editorial boards, his expertise, consulting interests, and experience range from counter-terrorism, intelligence and security, human trafficking, community policing, police intervention, police and security, ethics and professionalism, environmental crime control theory, hostage negotiations, democratic policing to communal violence, and conflict management and training.


Arvind Verma (USA/India)


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.


Graeme R. Newman (USA)

Prof. 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).

Gorazd Meško (Slovenia)

Gorazd Meško, PhD, 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.

Jody Miller (USA)

Jody Miller is presently a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA. Jody Miller received 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, offender and drug networks, the commercial sex industry, and youth gangs. 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. She is currently completing a monograph based on a three year field study of the commercial sex industry in Sri Lanka. Professor Miller is also Coordinator of the UM-St. Louis Sri Lankan Educational Fund. Based in Sri Lanka, the project provides educational infrastructure development and programming on a tea estate in the central hills.

Natti Ronel (Israel)

Prof. Natti Ronel is Head of 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 theory “The Criminal Spin”. 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.

Sudipto Roy (USA/India)

Dr. 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.

Keith D. Harries (USA)

Prof. Keith Harries is presently a 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.

Joanna Shapland (UK)

Joanna Shapland is Professor of Criminal Justice, Head of School of Law and Director of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield, She is 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.

Groenhuijsen (The Netherlands)

Professor 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.


Michael Bachmann (USA/Germany)
Dr. Michael Bachmann is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas Christian University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2008 and his M.S. in Social Sciences from University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004. Dr. Bachmann specializes in the investigation of computer and high tech crimes ranging from Internet piracy to cyber fraud and computer-focused crimes such as hacking and malicious code releases. His research focuses primarily on the social dimensions behind technology-driven crimes. He is the author of several book chapters and journal articles on diverse topics ranging from various types of cyber crimes to property crimes and interpersonal crimes such as human trafficking. Dr. Bachmann also specializes in geospatial crime analysis and crime mapping applications and strategies. He is a member of the TCU ArcGIS User Group and serves as the college GIS specialist. As an expert witness for lawsuits in Texas, Dr. Bachmann provides testimony on crime foreseeability analyses.


Stanley Yeldell (USA)

Dr. Stanley B. Yeldell, Associate Professor (retd), has been a member of the Law/Justice Department, Rowan University for thirty one years. Dr. Yeldell,  received his J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in the City of Washington D.C. His experience are in Law/Justice Studies with specific emphasis in the field of Victimology and a diverse background in the following areas: Criminal Law, Business Law, Consumer Law, Forensic Law and Torts. He is the Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Internship Program, the Department Academic Advisor, the founder of the Victim Awareness Organization. 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).

Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic (Serbia)

Prof. Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović is the director of Victimology Society of Serbia (VDS) and professor of criminology, victimology and juvenile crime at Faculty for special education and rehabilitation in Belgrade. She initiated, coordinated and participated in large number of domestic and international researches on crime victims, particularly women as victims, domestic violence, sexual violence, women’s crime, trafficking in human beings and truth and reconciliation. She is an author, co-author and editor of large number of books and papers published in Serbia and abroad, among which the most important are: From victim to prisoner: domestic violence and women’s crime, Domestic violence in Serbia (editor), Social Change, Gender and Violence: Post-Communist and War-Affected Societies, A life on one’s own: rehabilitation of victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation (co-author) and International standards on domestic violence and their implementation in the Western Balkans (co-author with Mirjana Dokmanovic) and Surviving transition: everyday life and violence against women in postcommunist and postconflict society. She is also the Editor-in- Chief of Temida, the journal on victimization, human rights and gender, and corresponding editor of Feminist Review. She has been consultant and supervisor of several projects on gender-based violence and truth and reconciliation. The member of the Council for gender equality of Serbian Government and counseler of Serbian ombudsman for gender equality and rights of disabled.


Dominique Wisler (Congo)

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).

Eric Chui (Hong Kong)

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).

Srisombat Chokprajakchat (Thailand)

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.

Emilio C. Viano (USA)

Prof. Emilio C. Viano is an Emeritus 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.

Kam C. Wong (USA)

Dr. Kam C. Wong is the Chair/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.

K. I. Vibhute (Ethiopia/India)

Prof. Khushal Vibhute is currently Professor and Dean of School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Techonology, Kharagpur. He was earlier a Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei Darussalam and Emeritus Professor of Law, National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur (India). Before joining UBD, he was associated with Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Brunei Darussalam; Addis Ababa University (AAU), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); University of Technology Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam (Malaysia); National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bangi (Malaysia), Bremen University, Bremen (Germany), and a few Universities in India. He was the former Professor & Head, Department of Law, University of Pune, Pune. He has authored/edited 8 books/monographs, majority of which are published by LexisNexis Butterworths and N. M. Tripathi, Mumbai (which subsequently merged with LexisNexis Butterworths). A few of his books are prescribed as textbooks in Indian and foreign Universities. He has to his credit 90 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 13 anthologies, many of which are prescribed as textbooks by some of the Universities in India. 

Sneh Lata Tandon (India)


Professor Sneh Lata Tandon, is a former Professor of Social work at the University of Delhi. She was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Welfare, School of Social Sciences, Seoul National University, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-150, South Korea.  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).


Uri Yanay (Israel)


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.


Muzammil Querishi (UK)


Dr Muzammil Quraishi presently teaches Criminology at University of Salford, 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.


Tina Patel (UK)


Dr 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).