Jasim Khan

Crime and Social Harm

Supervisors: Professor Simon Pemberton and Dr Daniel Mitchell

Jasims research is intended to explore the fascinating realm of global regulation. Most of the empirical studies involving regulation, be it global or domestic, orient to the dichotomy of free market versus government, whilst the real-world regulatory practices are far more complicated. Neither the state nor the market is natural; they have been built through the processes of “market-craft” and “statecraft” and thus not mutually exclusive. A free market requires more regulation, not less. Along with pro-competitive regulation, social regulation, pro-market regulation, there are regulatory reforms involving not only deregulation or anti-regulation but also reregulation. When it comes to global regulation, things get more convoluted as global regulation is primarily private in nature with no enforcing authority realised like our familiar state-based monopolies in domestic regulation, inviting a whole new way of thinking about the regulation. A multiplicity of actors are interacting with each other in multiple levels in shaping contemporary global regulation. The older explanation using public interest and capture theoretical framework is no more adequate, as these are capable of capturing the very rare and strong cases of regulation– only the tip of the iceberg.

In response, a new scholarly paradigm is about to emerge that could plausibly explain global regulatory landscape holistically and could account for politics around regulation. My research will engage with the problem through the lens of a new understanding of global regulation. Bringing these pre-existing conceptualisations of regulation, the research will show how actual data could illuminate the understanding by shedding new light on the regulatory phenomena. This will require a constant comparison between data and theories until a new plausible explanation cogently juxtaposed.  In doing so, it will focus on occupational health and safety regulation in the countries of the global South– a very promising and contested site for struggles between incumbents and challengers: diffuse interest of common people and concentrated interest of multinationals are vying against each other to win the contest. The study specifically will reflect the conditions under which global regulation would be public-oriented or captured by business interests. The study will attend the experiences of the global South to defy the criticism that the criminological theories are largely the product of the global North and thus failed to address the global issues in general. The study selects health, safety, and environmental regulation to achieve the emancipatory goal of establishing a safe and just society. 


BSc, MSc, MPolSci RU (Explanation: Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics, Master of Science in Physics, Master in Police Science- all these from Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh); LLB NU (Explanation: Bachelor of Law, National University, Bangladesh); MCrim Melb (Explanation: Master of Criminology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)

Research Interests

Globalisation, regulation, crimes of the powerful, and cybercrime. 


As a civil service worker, Jasim has been trained to identify the sources of and set out strategies to tackle various levels of crimes, deviances, and anti-social behaviours of both individuals and organisations by effectively enforcing laws or regulations and ensuring compliances. Apart from a wide range of training in law enforcement, a Master of Criminology degree along with a Bachelor of Law and a Master in Police Science has been particularly helpful in having, shaping and increasing his understanding and knowledge about the complexity and dynamism of real-world social practices. However, after getting his first degree in Physics, he started his career as a science researcher preceded by an ephemeral period of my teaching career (Lecturer in the subject of Physics). Jasim got substantive training in numerous analytical equipment that helped me to have been published in some leading journals in the field of materials science. When Jasim joined the Bangladesh Civil Service, he always had a keen interest in applying scientific skills in combating deviant behaviours. Jasim felt that a combination of natural and social science insights could bring added skills necessary to understand today’s technologically advanced, socially interconnected speedy, diffused, and fluid human actions that could take place at the blink of an eye but having impact spanning the globe. As Jasim is passionate about globalisation, regulation, crimes of the powerful, and cybercrime, this doctoral training would be a perfect opportunity to hone his skills of setting out policies and strategies not only at a local but also at a global level to have a fair, safe and just society. 

Professional memberships

28th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Forum; 28th Bangladesh Civil Service (Police); Bangladesh Police Association (BPA); Bangladesh Association of Advancement of Science (BAAS); Bangladesh Physical Society (BPS)

Conference papers

  • “Justice Reinvestment brief for men's behavior change program with family violence perpetrators” Jasim Uddin Khan and Katherine Mary Lo Presti, Old Arts Building, Parkville, VIC 3010, The University of Melbourne, on 7th July 2016.
  •  “Rana Plaza disaster and the promises of networked regulations in the governance of global apparel supply chains” Jasim Uddin Khan, venue: Old Arts Building, Parkville, VIC 3010, The University of Melbourne, on 25th May 2016.


  • Nandi, SK, Nath, SK, Hossain, AKMA & Khan, JU 2014, 'Effect of Zn doping on structural and magnetic properties of Ba4Ni2−xZnxFe36O60 hexaferrites', Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 2655-2662.

  • Rahman, MM, Khan, MKR, Islam, MR, Halim, MA, Shahjahan, M, Hakim, MA, Saha, DK & Khan, JU 2012, 'Effect of Al doping on structural, electrical, optical and photoluminescence properties of nano-structural ZnO thin films', Journal of Materials Science & Technology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 329-335.

  • Haque, MM, Huq, M, Farhad, SFU, Khan, JU & Hakim, MA 2010, 'Effect of Copper Oxide on the grain growth and initial permeability of Mg–Cu–Zn Ferrites', Modern Physics Letters B, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 169- 182.
  • Khan, MKR, Rahman, MA, Shahjahan, M, Rahman, MM, Hakim, MA, Saha, DK & Khan, JU 2010, 'Effect of Al-doping on optical and electrical properties of spray pyrolytic nano-crystalline CdO thin films', Current Applied Physics, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 790–796. 

Contact details

Email: JUK850@student.bham.ac.uk
Twitter: @jasimbcsir