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.
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.
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...
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Friday, 20 April 2018
How strong family ties play a role in sex trafficking in Nigeria

- Valentina Pancieri

Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 14:30
Researchers Find South African Rhino Poachers Had Been Victims Of Forced Removals Under Apartheid

- Annette Hübschle

Researchers from UCT's Centre of Criminology made a presentation to Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs on their investigations and findings of the stories of people who have been found guilty of rhino poaching. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 14:15
WORKSHOP INVITE: Situational Prevention of Wildlife Crime: The Importance of Information & Analysis

- Centre News

ESO seminar with Andrew Lemieux. See the full invitation here. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 16:15
Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World

- Mark Shaw & Simon Howell

Authored by Mark Shaw and Simon Howell of the Centre of Criminology, the UNODC recently released its much anticipated 'Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World', a framework to guide urban policy-makers and practitioners. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 15:30