Shahid M. Shahidullah, PhD

Department of Sociology, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, USA

Shahid M. Shahidullah, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Hampton University, Virginia, USA. Dr. Shahid was educated in Bangladesh, Canada, and the United States. From McMaster University in Canada, he received a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. Dr. Shahid received his MPIA (Master in Public and International Affairs) and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Before joining Hampton University, Dr. Shahid taught at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Virginia State University, Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and St. John’s University in New York. His primary research interests include Modernity and Globalization, Transnational Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, and Crime Policy in America. The Westview Press of Boulder, Colorado, published Dr. Shahid’s first book, Capacity Building in Science and Technology in the Third World, in 1991. His book Globalization and the Evolving World Society (with P.K. Nandi) was published in 1998 by E. J. Brill of the Netherlands. American University Press published his book on Crime Policy in America: Laws, Institutions, and Programs in 2008. In 2012, Jones and Bartlett Learning of Massachusetts published his book on Comparative Criminal Justice: Global and Local Perspectives. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles. They were published in such journals as Global Crime, Criminal Law Bulletin, Violence and Aggression, Future Research Quarterly, Knowledge-Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, The International Journal of Knowledge Transfer, and Journal of Developing Societies. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Victims and Offenders: Journal of Evidence-Based Theory and Practice and the Journal of Developing Societies. His significant editorial experience includes, among others, the editing of a book on Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Evolving Science of Criminology in South Asia published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2017; editing a book on Modernity, Globalization, and Globalization: Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century published by NOVA Science Publishers in 2019; co-editing a special issue on Science in Changing Civilizations for the Journal Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization; and co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Developing Societies on globalization (with P. K, Nandi). He was the President of the Virginia Social Science Association and received the organization’s Zamora Award for his distinguished service as a President.

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