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.
Book Launch: A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa
South Africans care a lot about crime, but much of what we think we know might not be correct. Anine and Mark's new book aims to guide South Africans through crime trends and statistics.
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.
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Friday, 23 March 2018
The Panama Papers in Africa: Tax Avoidance, Money Laundering or Illicit Financial Flows?

- 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. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 12:00
GoverningWhite-Collar Crime in South Africa: The Challenges of a State-CentricApproach

- 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. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:30
Drugs and Crime in Nigeria: Checking in on Valentina's UN Internship

- Valentina Pancieri

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

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 14:15
Book Review: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Confessions of a reluctant policeman

- Anine Kriegler

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

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 13:30