Mrs Kelebogile Olivier
Junior Lecturer
IB 32
051 401 3679
Main Building: South Block 16

Short CV

Kelebogile Portia Olivier is a junior lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of the Free State. She obtained her B.A. Hons. Degree (Criminology) and her B.A. degree (Criminology) from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and is currently in pursuit of obtaining her M.A. degree titled “Expectations of presiding officers in the South African criminal justice system of the criminologist as an expert witness.”  Prior to joining UFS, she was employed as a Safety Ambassador coordinator by the National Institute for Crime Prevention and Re-integration of Offenders (NICRO) where her responsibilities included coordinating crime prevention initiatives in the community, coordinating school safety initiatives (DBE and SAPS), and conducted diversion assessments and interventions for youths at risks and adult offenders. She also served as a member of the SAPS Free State Youth Crime prevention task team in 2015.


Publications (Short List)


Conference and Workshop Presentations:

Olivier, K.P. & Mutsiwa, A. (2017, August).  “It’s a Bingo Match!” The fallibility of expert witness forensic evidence in the criminal justice system. CRIMSA 2017 Conference, Johannesburg.

Olivier, K.P. and Khan, S. (2017, August). The criminologist as expert witness in court: a structural functionalist perspective. CRIMSA 2017 Conference, Johannesburg.


Area(s) of Interest

Criminal Justice System Processes

Forensic Criminology.

Courses Presented

CRIM 2614: Penology

CRIM 3744: Forensic Criminology

Community Service

Committees, Portfolios and Memberships:

Member of the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) since 2016

Member of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) since 2019



Service Learning


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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