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Professor of Criminology, University of South Wales

Dr. Ali Wardak, who obtained his PhD degree from the University of Edinburgh, played a central role in founding the BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice Award (s) at the University of South Wales (former University of Glamorgan) following his appointment as lecturer in 1995.

His main teaching interests, which focus on comparative crime and justice, criminological theory and the relationships between state and non-state justice systems, are closely related to his research interests.

From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Wardak worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kabul, and co-authored the 2007 Afghanistan Human Development Report where a ‘hybrid model’ for post-Taliban justice system in Afghanistan is proposed.


  • –present
    Professor of Criminology, University of South Wales


Joint winner ( with John Braithwaite) of the 2013 Radzinowicz Memorial Prize