Staff Directory

Mr Ashwill Phillips
Position
Lecturer
Department
Criminology
Address
1B 22B
CRIMINOLOGY
IB 32
Telephone
051 4019618
Office
Main Building: South Block 17D
Information

Short CV

Ashwill Ramon Phillips is currently employed as a lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of the Free State. After matriculating from Grey College, he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies (M.A. with Specialisation in Criminology) at the University of the Free State (UFS). His research interests include Youth Misconduct, Youth Gang Subcultures, Prison Gang Subculture, Criminogenic Risk Factors and Child Justice. Prior to joining UFS, he has also done contract work for the Department of Education, as a marker, senior marker and chief marker respectively. Furthermore, he has been involved with the Mangaung Secure Care Centre in Bloemfontein, presenting and facilitating the `Take A Lead in Life` programme to youth in conflict with the law. He has also been involved with NICRO, where he oversees fourth year Criminology students volunteering for various diversion and primary crime reduction programmes. At present, he is working towards obtaining a PhD in Criminology. 

Publications

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Petrus, T., Roelofse, C., Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2018). Rethinking Occultism and Crime: Satanism, the Occult and Youth Gang Subcultures in the Global and South African Context. Acta Criminologica: The African Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 168-185


Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2015). Gang Subculture: An Exploration of Youth Gangs in the Free State Province. Acta Criminologica: The Southern African Journal of Criminology, CRIMSA 2015 Conference Special Edition, (5): 52-66 


Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2011). ‘Taking a Lead in Life’: The Fundamentals of Criminology in Practice. Acta Criminologica: The Southern African Journal of Criminology, CRIMSA 2011 Conference Special Edition, (1): 16-25  

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Publications (Short List)

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Petrus, T., Roelofse, C., Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2018). Rethinking Occultism and Crime: Satanism, the Occult and Youth Gang Subcultures in the Global and South African Context. Acta Criminologica: The African Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 168-185


Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2015). Gang Subculture: An Exploration of Youth Gangs in the Free State Province. Acta Criminologica: The Southern African Journal of Criminology, CRIMSA 2015 Conference Special Edition, (5): 52-66 


Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2011). ‘Taking a Lead in Life’: The Fundamentals of Criminology in Practice. Acta Criminologica: The Southern African Journal of Criminology, CRIMSA 2011 Conference Special Edition, (1): 16-25  

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Research

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Postgraduate Supervision

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2019      An Exploration of the Socio-criminogenic Risk Factors pertaining to Youth Sexual 
              Transgressors

              Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
              Status: Completed


2019      An Exploration of the Social Factors related to Youth Recidivism
              Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
              Status: Completed


2018       ‘The Number’: An Exploration of Gang Violence in South African Correctional
               Facilities

               Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
               Status: Completed


2018       Youth in Conflict with the Law: An Exploration of the Socio-criminogenic Risk 
               Factors related to Gang Membership 

               Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
               Status: Completed


2017       Gang Membership as a Risk Factor for Youth Violence 
               Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
               Status: Completed


2017       Youth at Risk: The Family as a Risk Factor for Youth Misconduct
               Honours Mini-Dissertation, Department of Criminology, University of the Free State
               Status: Completed

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Conference and Workshop Presentations

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Phillips, A.R. (2019). Youth in Conflict with the Law: A Qualitative Exploration of Socio-criminogenic Risk Factors. Paper Presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Polokwane, South Africa. 


Phillips, A.R. (2019). A Contemporary Perspective on School-based Violence and Gang-related Activities. Keynote address presented at the National School Safety Summit, hosted by the Free State Department of Education. Bloemfontein, South Africa. 


Pophaim, J. & Phillips, A.R. (2017). The Plight of the Homeless: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Paper presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Pretoria, South Africa.


Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2017). Fear in the Free State: Contemporary Developments in Youth Gang Subcultures. Paper presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Pretoria, South Africa.


Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2015). An Organizational Sub-systems Approach to Service Learning in Criminology: A Six Year Cycle. Paper presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.


Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2015). Gang Subculture: An Exploration of Youth Gangs in the Free State Province. Paper presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.


Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2011). ‘Taking a Lead in Life’: The Fundamentals of Criminology in Practice. Paper presented at the Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference. Durban, South Africa.

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Area(s) of Interest

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  • Youth Misconduct

  • Youth Gang-Subculture

  • Prison Gang-Subculture

  • Criminal Behaviour Systems

  • Child Justice

 

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Courses Presented

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CRIM 3714: UNDERSTANDING CHILD JUSTICE

CRIM 6814: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF CRIME AND JUSTICE

CRIM 6800: RESEARCH MINI-DISSERTATION

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Community Service

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Committees, Portfolios and Memberships

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The Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA): Council Member
2015 – Present 


The African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica): Editorial Board Member
2018 – Present


The Criminological Society of Africa (CRIMSA): Transformation Portfolio Committee Member
2018 – Present 
 
The World Society of Victimology (WSV): Member
2018 – Present 


The Department Of Criminology (UFS): Research Committee Member
2017 – Present  


The Golden Key International Honor Society: Member 
2007 – Present   

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Peer Reviewer

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2019         Acta Criminologica: The African Journal of Criminology and Victimology 


2019        Internal Security 
                Published by the Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland


2018        Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal  

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Awards

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2018        M.A. Degree Awarded with Distinction 
                University of the Free State


2018        Departmental Prize for the Best Master of Arts Dissertation with Specialisation in 
                Criminology
                Department of Criminology, University of the Free State


2011         Best Lecturer in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
                National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) Kimberley Campus


2011        Best Research Paper in the Category Criminology 
                CRIMSA Conference hosted by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal


2009       B.A. Honours Degree Awarded with Distinction 
               University of the Free State


2009        Departmental Prize for the Best Postgraduate Student in Criminology
                Department of Criminology, University of the Free State


2008        Certificate for the Best Postgraduate Student in Criminology 
                Department of Criminology, University of the Free State


2007        Golden Key International Honour Society Membership 
                Validated by the University of the Free State

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FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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