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Recent Staff & Associates

A/Prof. Julie Berg

Julie was an Associate Professor In the Department of Public Law and the Director of the Centre of Criminology. Her research focused primarily on innovations in security governance (in Africa), collaborative policing and policing networks, as well as issues of legitimacy, accountability, and democratic security for the public good. Her research projects included a focus on campus safety, private security regulation in Africa, and models of safety governance in communities.  


Dr. Andrew Faull

Andrew was a Senior Researcher at the Centre of Criminology and Editor of the journal South African Crime Quarterly. His research explores public policing in South Africa with an emphasis on how organisational culture and personal identity shape police practice. He has previously researched and written about police integrity, professionalism, and oversight in South Africa, and the measurement of performance in police and police oversight bodies. Andrew was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cape Town, and has worked and volunteered in provincial government, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and NGO sectors. His forthcoming book, Police Work and Identity: A South African Ethnography, will be published by Routledge in 2017.


Dr. Simon Howell

Simon was a senior researcher at the Centre of Criminology. His research focused on gangs and drug markets, predominantly in Cape Town, on which he has published extensively.




Prof. Mark Shaw

Mark held the NRF Chair in African Justice and Security and is the Director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. Mark worked for 12 years at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  His research focus is on illicit markets and organized crime. 




Prof. Clifford Shearing

Clifford is a Professor, Senior Scholar and Research Chair in Law and Climate Change at the University of Cape Town. He also holds a Professorship in Criminology at the Griffith Institute of Criminology, Griffith University, Australia and an Adjunct Professorship in Criminology at the University of Montreal.

Find his CV here.