About the Book:
Reimagining Policing in Pakistan: Problems & Prospects of Change, Innovation & Reform embarks upon finding the answer to the question as to ‘why and how transforming police-for-the-government into police-for-the-people has become a significant goal and existential challenge for struggling democracy in Pakistan’. The author, Mr. J. J. Baloch, being a veteran police officer and an accomplished author, adventures this task. Primarily, ‘Reimagining Policing in Pakistan’ aims at examining the possibilities and prospects of transforming policing in the 21 century Pakistan. Book follows the doctrinal approach, inductive reasoning, and the Harvard referencing pattern. Drawing on theory, law, jurisprudence, scholarship, and participant observation by the author, this discourse makes a case for postmodern strategic policing for Pakistan. The author argues that the strategic model allows margins to adopt diversified strategies to accommodate various requirements, conditioned by cultural, social, economic, political, and civil factors from a given perspective. Pakistan has unique political, social, and cultural conditions. Therefore, the strategic policing approach, being diversified, dynamic, holistic, and adoptive, can arguably sit well in transforming policing in Pakistan. This research finds that policing no longer remains an exclusive domain of state or police but a shared system of law endorsement and intelligence networks that engage experts of forensic science, technology, psychology, medico-legal and law across the public and private sectors.
About the Author:
J.J. Baloch is one of the leading scholars of policing, law enforcement, criminal justice, security, and counterterrorism in Pakistan. With MSc Criminal Justice Policy from LSE, London, UK( 08—PDP Scholarship) and LLM International Security from UoM, Manchester, UK (2019 —British Chevening Scholarship) at his credit, Baloch has 22 years of working experience in Pakistan’s police departments and law enforcement agencies. He has worked in Punjab Police, Sindh Police, National Highways and Motorway Police, National Police Academy, Federal Investigation Agency, Ministry of Industries and Production, and Balochistan Police where he is doing as DIG/RPO Makran at Gwadar Balochistan. He has produced more than eight acclaimed works both in fiction as well as non-fiction academic fields. He is the author of the novel Whiter than White.