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REPORT: Tipping Point: Transnational Organised Crime and the War on Rhino Poaching
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 - 12:00

- News

The results of a year-long investigation into the criminal networks behind rhino horn trafficking in Southern Africa. 


New Book shows SA Murder Rate Halved Since ’94
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 - 13:15

- John Harvey 

An astonishing new book by Centre criminologists, Anine Kriegler and Prof. Mark Shaw, claims that contrary to public perception, South Africa’s murder rate has halved since 1994. 


South Africa Crime Quarterly (SACQ) call Sub-Editors
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 - 14:00

- South African Crime Quarterly  

The South Africa Crime Quarterly (SACQ) is looking to appoint sub-editors to assist the screening of articles and to contribute towards the editing process. For more, go to the story. 


Wildlife in Crisis seminar: Convergence of the rhino horn trade with other criminal activity
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 - 14:00

- 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.


From Afghanistan to Africa: Heroin trafficking in East Africa and the Indian Ocean
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 - 19:30

- 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.


Book Launch: A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 - 15:00

- 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'.


SACQ goes live, and call for expressions of interest for special issue on Organised Environmental Crime
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 - 12:15

- 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).


Soweto Uprising: Four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 - 11:30

- Andrew Faull 

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?


What cigarettes, kidneys and rhinos have in common
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 - 12:15

- Janine Avery 

Professor Louise Shelley talks about the hidden costs of the Rhino horn trade in a recent seminar. Read the full article on the seminar.


In Support of Sustainable Urban Development of Cape Town
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 - 17:30

- Prof. Mark Shaw 

Prof. Mark Shaw, Dr. Andrew Faull, Mr. Matthew Skade, and Ms. Anine Kriegler recently wrote a letter to Premier Helen Zille regarding the Province’s planned sale of the Tafelberg school site in Sea Point, to private developers..


Seminar: The convergence of rhino horn trafficking with other illicit activities
Fri, 20 May 2016 - 12:30

- Seminar Announcement 

The Environmental Security Observatory is hosting its second seminar in a series of events on emerging environment security issues. 


Development Responses for Organised Crime: A planning and programming framework
Tue, 17 May 2016 - 14:45

- Mark Shaw 

Mark Shaw, in collaboration with Global Initiative Against Organized Crime's Tuesday Reitano and Marcena Hunter, have developed an analysis and programme framework for development responses to organised crime.