Soweto Uprising: Four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing
It is exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising in June 1976 where the South African police met the students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing? Dr. Andrew Faull responds.
Race and crime/Crime and race, in an unequal, transitional context
Dr. Sarah Henkeman recently presented at the HSRC's Racism Dialogue. In this article, she shares some of her insights on the issue of 'race and crime'.
Development Responses for Organised Crime: A planning and programming framework
Development actors are increasingly both recognising the need and being called upon to respond to the challenges of organised crime and its impact. But there remains a significant lacuna on what the implications are for how development programming...
A Game of Horns: Transnational Flows of Rhino Horn
Annette Hübschle shares her insights and findings from years of researching the industry. Her new book is also available to download.
How Sexting is Creating a Safe Space for Curious Millennials
Millennials today exist both organically and via technology, expressing themselves socially, professionally, and sexually. 'Sexting' has often been portrayed as harmful, but recent research is using Millennial experiences to reframe the practice.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

- Louise Shelley 

"The rhino horn trade is one of the most successful examples of illicit entrepreneurship in the world.” This striking statement was made by Professor Louise Shelley as part of a seminar on emerging environmental security issues hosted by the Environmental Security Observatory.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 14:00

- Carina Bruwer 

Interest in drug trafficking in Africa has typically focused on cocaine in West Africa. The region is home to what many have labelled Africa’s first narco-state, Guinea-Bissau. But since 2010, an increase in heroin trafficking in and around East Africa has demanded the attention of the international community, which has warned that the effects of large-scale heroin trafficking could be devastating for the region.


Publication Date:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 19:30

- Centre News 

We are proud to announce the book launch of Anine Kriegler (PhD Candidate) and Prof. Mark Shaw's anticipated book: 'A Citizen's Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa'.


Publication Date:
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 15:00

- Centre News  

The Centre of Criminology is thrilled to announce that from June 2016, we will co-edit and publish the South African Crime Quarterly (SACQ) journal together with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).


Publication Date:
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 12:15