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How Sexting is Creating a Safe Space for Curious Millennials
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:15

- Melissa Meyer 

Melissa Meyer shares some key findings of her research on Millennial perceptions of, and experiences with, sexting.


Deputy Minister of Social Development indicates commitment to harm-reduction efforts for substance use despite troubles
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:15

- Simon Howell, 17 March 2016

Simon Howell explains why the speech of South Africa's Deputy Minister for Social Development at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs this week is such a significant step forward for drug policy reform.


Green Violence in the Kruger National Park: A seminar
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 17:45

On the 15th March, from 17.30-19.00, the Environmental Security Observatory (ESO)will hosting a seminar, "Green Violence in the Kruger National Park" with guest speaker, Maano Ramutsindela, Prof in Environmental and Geographical Sciences. Prof Mark Shaw will be the respondent.  

UCT hosts United Nations Expert Group on Governing Safer Cities in a Globalised World
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 18:15

This week, UCT Centre of Criminology hosts leading global experts in urban security for a United Nations Expert Group to review a UCT authored practical guide to "Governing Safer Cities in a Globalised World".


West Africa’s informal sector obscures criminal economies
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:00

- An interview with Mark Shaw and Tuesday Reitano by Financial Nigeria magazine, 5th February 2016

In a study commissioned by the OECD on Criminal Economies in West Africa, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime concludes that reducing or returning IFFs will fail to translate into development benefits for ordinary people if elite corruption remains, and governments show minimal efforts towards providing a broad-based development orientation.


Shedding light on the hidden epidemic of police suicide in South Africa
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:00

- Grainne Perkins, 3 February 2016

With the rate of police suicide in the South African Police Service at epidemic levels, Centre of Criminology PhD Student, Grainne Perkins, explores why the nomenclature, attitudes and administrative responses to this phenomena need urgently to be addressed.

What to expect as a visiting researcher at the Centre of Criminology of UCT
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:45

- Amanda Cabrejo Le Roux, 3 February 2016

A visiting scholar from the Sorbonne Law School in Paris reflects on her time at the Centre for Criminology, the benefits of being part of the UCT Community, studying in South Africa and the global perspectives of students and staff.


South African police need more than social media savvy to polish their image
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 13:30

- Andrew Faull, 22 January 2016

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is increasingly using social media to bolster its public image.  Post-doctoral Fellow, Andrew Faull, asks whether that is enough to change common public perceptions that police are corrupt and brual?


UCT Summer School: Managing Drugs, Illicit Markets and Global Public Health
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 13:30

The Centre for Criminology is proud to launch a new Summer School course joint with the London School of Economics (LSE) that looks at the management of global drug control, the primary societal impacts of illicit markets and organised crime, and the current global framework for countering them. 


'Riotous Behaviour': Policing through a law easily abused
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 13:30

- Andrew Faull and Joseph Shaw, 15 January 2016

In an Op Ed published in the Daily Maverick, Centre of Criminology Post-Doctoral Fellow Andrew Faull, and law graduate Joseph Shaw, weigh in on whether and how the 'Riotous Behaviour' law is being misused by police.


McBride, IPID
IPID: Does the watchdog finally have teeth? A review of the Minister of Police vs McBride arguments, judgment and implications
Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 13:15

- Carina Bruwer, 24 December 2015

Carina Bruwer explores whether the recent judgment in the case of Robert McBride’s suspension as the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) may have wider implications for the appointment of the new SAPS National Commissioner.


16 days of activism against gender-based violence
#16DaysofActivism : South African lives shaped through violence
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:00

- Andrew Faull, 9 December 2015

In the context of the global #16DaysoOfActivisim campaign against gender-based violence, Post-Doctoral Fellow Andrew Faull reflects on how gender identities are impacted by violence in South Africa, and how protecting women and children also means focussing on our country's men.