In order to create the mutually reinforcing link between research and policy, the Centre for Criminology engages in a number of projects with a range of partners, including civil society organisations, local government authorities, state institutions and the international multi-lateral system.
Projects are selected to apply the Centre’s expertise to making tangible improvements in the security and safety of communities, to identify, disseminate and replicate best practices and to strengthen national, regional and international policy and cooperation.
Projects are led by Centre staff, but almost always include students in order to broaden their experience, networks and management and research skills. We consider these partnerships and projects an important part of what makes the Centre of Criminology a relevant, dynamic place to work and study.
- UNODC Guide to Urban Security
- Crime Rates and the South African Cities Network
- Community Safety Models Development
State and Non-State Security and Policing
- Police Commissions of Inquiry
- Personal identity and police work in South Africa
- The function, regulation and accountability of non-state security governance
- Homicide of police officers in South Africa and their impact on police practice
Organised Crime and Illicit Markets
- Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime
- African UNION: A Comprehensive Assessment of Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Central and West Africa
- IGAD: A Comprehensive Review of Organised Crime and Trafficking in the IGAD Region
- OECD: Bad Trades and Global Trails: Illicit Financial Flows from West Africa
- Nightclub Bouncers and the Drug Trade
Drugs and Gangs
- The Khayelitsha Commission of Enquiry Drugs Subforum
- Drug & Gangsterism Policing Training Workshops
- SACENDU Project input (led by the MRC)
- Community Responses to Gangsterism
Measuring Crime and Victimisation