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A selection of past news stories and events from The Centre for Criminology. 

Partner report: Hits and Assassinations in South Africa
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 - 10:00

This report presents an analysis of data on hits (contract killings) carried out in South Africa. 

How strong family ties play a role in sex trafficking in Nigeria
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 - 14:30

- 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. 

Researchers Find South African Rhino Poachers Had Been Victims Of Forced Removals Under Apartheid
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 - 14:15

- 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. 

WORKSHOP INVITE: Situational Prevention of Wildlife Crime: The Importance of Information & Analysis
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 - 16:15

- Centre News

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

Governing Safer Cities: Strategies for a Globalised World
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 - 15:30

- 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. 

The Panama Papers in Africa: Tax Avoidance, Money Laundering or Illicit Financial Flows?
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 12:00

- Olwethu Majola

"Early in 2016 the international community was shaken by the news of the biggest data leak in history. Political figures, prominent businesspeople, sportstars and even criminals were the topic of discussion in news outlets across the globe." PhD candidate Olwethu discusses the leak of the Panama Papers and what this means for Africa. 

GoverningWhite-Collar Crime in South Africa: The Challenges of a State-CentricApproach
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 - 11:30

- Mafaro Kasipo

White-collar crime has been on the rise in South Africa, albeit, the exact scale of the problem is unknown due
to under-reporting. PhD candidate, Mafaro Kasipo, investigates the rocky terrain of governing the lucrative practise in South Africa. 

Drugs and Crime in Nigeria: Checking in on Valentina's UN Internship
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 - 14:15

- Valentina Pancieri

An update on Phd candidate, Valentina Pancieri's internship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Book Review: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Confessions of a reluctant policeman
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 - 13:30

- Anine Kriegler

Phd candidate, Anine Kriegler, reviews Andrew Brown's book: 'Good Cop, Bad Cop: Confessions of a reluctant policeman'.

The Hammermen: Life and Death as a Gang Hitman in Cape Town
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 - 18:15

- 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. 

Living and Learning in Kenya: Recollections of a PhD Candidate's UNODC Internship on Maritime Trafficking
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 - 14:30

- 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 .

Beyond the ICC crisis: Is there an alternative path for Africa?
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 - 17:00

- 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.