Mr Ashwill Phillips
Position
Junior Lecturer
Department
Criminology
Address
1B 22B
CRIMINOLOGY
IB 32
Telephone
051 4019618
Office
Main Building: South Block 24B
Information

Short CV

Ashwill Ramon Phillips is currently employed as a junior lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of the Free State. After matriculating from Grey College, he completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of the Free State (UFS). Prior to joining UFS, he has also done contract work for the Department of Education, as a marker, senior marker and chief marker respectively. He has also been involved with the Mangaung Secure Care Centre in Bloemfontein, presenting and facilitating the Take A Lead in Life programme to youths in conflict with the law. At present he is also involved with NICRO, where he oversees fourth year Criminology students volunteering for various diversion and primary crime reduction programmes.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

 

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: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 168-185 

 

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

 

Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2012). ‘Taking a lead in life:’ The Fundamentals of Criminology in Practice. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, CRIMSA 2011 Conference Special Edition No. 1: 16-25

 

 

POST-GRADUATE SUPERVISION 

 

`The Number`: An Exploration of Gang Violence in South African Correctional Facilities (Honors Mini-Dissertation 2018)

 

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

Gang Membership as a Risk Factor for Youth Violence (Honors Mini-Dissertation 2017)

Youth at Risk: The Family as a Risk Factor for Youth Misconduct (Honors Mini-Dissertation 2017)


Research

CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED

 

Phillips, A.R. & Pophaim, J.P. (2017). The Plight of the Homeless: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? CRIMSA 2017 Conference

 

Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2017). Fear in the Free State: Contemporary Developments in Youth Gang Subcultures. CRIMSA 2017 Conference

 

Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2015). An Organisational Sub-systems Approach to Service Learning in Criminology: A Six Year Cycle. CRIMSA 2015 Conference

Phillips, A.R. & Maritz, L. (2015). Gang Sub-culture: An Exploration of Youth Gangs in the Free State Province. CRIMSA 2015 Conference

 

Coetzee, L. & Phillips, A.R. (2011). ‘Taking a lead in life:’ The Fundamentals of Criminology in Practice. CRIMSA 2011 Conference

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

4th African Postgraduate Course of Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice (2016)

In co-operation with the World Society of Victimology (WSV)

 

Difficult Dialogues Advanced Course (2016)

Presented by the Teaching and Learning Manager UFS  

 

CRIMSA Conference (2011), (2015), (2017)

Criminology in democratic South Africa: Coming of age: Past 21 years and the future.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Best research paper in the category Criminology at the CRIMSA Conference (2011)

 

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

Area(s) of Interest

His academic interest is focused on issues pertaining to at risk youth, youth in conflict with the law, gang sub-culture, prison gang sub-culture, contemporary crime issues and theoretical perspectives on crime and child justice.

Courses Presented

CRIM 3724: Understanding Child Justice 

CRIM 6814: Theoretical Perspectives on Crime and Justice

CRIM 6800: Research Mini-Dissertation

Community Service

MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGENMENT

 

Member of the CRIMSA Council 2015 – present

 

Member of the ACTA CRIMINOLOGICA Editorial Board 2018 - present

 

Member of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) 2018 - present

 

Involvement with NICRO in co-ordination with postgraduate Criminology students (2017)

 

Involvement with the Mangaung Secure Care Centre in co-ordination with postgraduate Criminology students (2011-2014)

 

Peer Reviewer: Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal (2018) 

Peer Reviewer: Internal Security (Published by the Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland) (2019)

Peer Reviewer: ACTA CRIMINOLOGICA: The African Journal of Criminology (2019)



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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