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The Hammermen: Life and Death as a Gang Hitman in Cape Town
Contract killings are underexplored in criminology, not only in South Africa but generally. The Centre for Criminology has been engaged in a project over some months to review the number and nature of cases of contract killing in South Africa.
Beyond the ICC crisis: Is there an alternative path for Africa?
Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre being escorted in to stand trial at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal in 2015. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 by judges of the Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes against...
Shedding Light on the Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide
Suicide in the SAPS is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately, these statistics are not an anomaly.
Book Launch: A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa
South Africans care a lot about crime, but much of what we think we know might not be correct. Anine and Mark's new book aims to guide South Africans through crime trends and statistics.
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.
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Saturday, 10 December 2016

- Mark Shaw and Luke Lee Skywalker

Prof. Mark Shaw and PhD candidate, Luke Skywalker examine the murky waters of contract killing in South Africa, a field largely unexplored in criminology, in their latest article. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 18:15

- Carina Bruwer

PhD candidate, Carina Bruwer, shares her experiences and thoughts on her internship with the UNODC to aid her research in maritime trafficking around East Africa and counter-piracy responses to heroin and ivory trafficking .

Publication Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 14:30

- Amanda Cabrejo le Roux

Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre being escorted in to stand trial at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal in 2015. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in 2016 by judges of the Extraordinary African Chambers for crimes against humanity, rape, sexual slavery.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:00

- Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp & Mark Shaw

South Africa has become no stranger to xenophobia and afrophobia. In their latest article, Theresa and Mark examine the criminalisation of immigrants and foreign nationals.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 13:45

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