Prof Robert Peacock (Head of Department)

Research Interests

  • Victimology in Africa
  • Victimology of State Crime
  • Transitional Justice
  • Child Justice
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Crime and Punishment

Community Engagement

  • Vice-President of the World Society of Victimology (see http://www.worldsocietyofvictimology.org/)
  • United Nations Liaison Committee of the World Society of Victimology
  • Forensic Criminologist (Expert Witness)
  • Khulisa Social Solutions (Board of Directors)
  • Just Detention International - South Africa (Board of Directors)
  • Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice (Editorial Board)
  • Temida: Serbian journal of Victimology (Advisory Board)
  • Global Advances in Victimology and Psychological Studies, O.P Jindal Global University, India (International Advisory Board)
  • Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice (Editorial Board)

Selected Publications

  • Cronje, M. & Peacock, R. (2015). Exploring the nature of the relationship between self-esteem and offence type of a group of recidivists. Acta Criminologica, Southern African Journal of Criminology. Change in African Corrections: From incarceration to reintegration. Special Edition 2: 79-93. (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim)
  • Groenhuijsen, M.S.; O'Connel. M.; Peacock, R. & Aertsen, I. (2015). A reflection on victims' experiences to inform a process that is respectful, dignified and compassionate to attain healing, recognition and redress. (in JL de la Cuesta (Ed). Por Una Justicia realmente humana). Audienca del Papa Francisco. Ciudad del Vaticano. Villematier: G.N. Impressions. (http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/ivac/de-la-cuesta-contribuciones)
  • Peacock, R. (2014). Institutional and Structural victimization: Apartheid South Africa. (in D Roth & D Kauzlarich (Eds). Towards a Victimology of State Crime).Oxford: Routledge (available from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415639002/)
  • Peacock, R. (2014). Interrelationships between victimisation and the identity structure, process and content of the adolescent. (in E. Weitekamp & P Shaefer, Establishing Victimology. A Festchrift for Prof. Dr Gerd Kirchhoff. Hamburg: Mounchengladbach University Press (http://www.mastersportal.eu/universities/648/hochschule-niederrhein-university-of-applied-sciences.html).
  • Peacock, R. (2013). (Ed). Victimology in South Africa. Pretoria: Van Schaik. (available from http://www.kalahari.com/).
  • Peacock, R. (2012). Institutional Victimisation: Legislative Framework and Youth Marginalization in Post Apartheid South Africa. (in H Morosawa, JJP Dussich, GF Kirchhoff (Eds) Victimology and Human Security: New Horizons. Nijemegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (available from http://www.wolfpublishers.com/).
  • Peacock, R (2011). The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission- Challenges to Reconciliation (in R. Lecther, A Bouwer, A Pemberton (Eds) Victimological approaches to international crimes with a specific focus on Africa. Antwerp: Intersentia (available from http://www.intersentia.com/).
  • Peacock, R. (2009). Victimisation of the adolescent in South African prisons (in O. Hageman, P. Schafer & S. Schmidt (Eds.), Victimology, Victim assistance and Criminal Justice: perspective shared by international experts at the Inter-University Centre of Dubrovnik. Monchengladbach: University of Monchengladbach (available from http://www.mastersportal.eu/universities/648/hochschule-niederrhein-university-of-applied-sciences.html).
  • Peacock, R. (2008). Adolescent identity, the criminal event and criminal justice in South Africa. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, Special CRIMSA conference edition 1: 58-73 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. (2008). Pain as punishment. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology. 21(2): i-iii (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. (2008). Experiences of discrimination and the impact on the identity development of the incarcerated adolescent in South Africa. Journal of Ethnicity in Crime and Criminal Justice, 6(2): 151-166 http://www.researchgate.net/journal/1537-7938_Journal_of_Ethnicity_in_Criminal_Justice)
  • Peacock, R. & Theron, A. (2007). Identity development of the incarcerated adolescent with particular reference to prison gang membership. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 20(3): 61-74 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. (2007). Identity and the criminal event. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology. 20(2): 1-3 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. & Booyens, K. (2005). Victimisation vulnerability of children. (in L. Davis & H.F. Snyman, (Eds.), South African handbook of victimology. Pretoria: Van Schaik. (available from http://www.kalahari.com).
  • Peacock, R. (2002). Macro and micro links between interpersonal violence and violence in broader society: An integrated etiological perspective. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 15(3): 39-44.
  • Peacock, R. (1994). Street children. Africa Insight, 24(2): 138-143 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/afrins)
  • Peacock, R. (1993). Family stress in the lives of street children. Social Work: A Professional Journal for the Social Worker, 29(2): 173-180 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/).
  • Theron, A. & Peacock, R. (1992). Die swart straatkind se portuurgroep as ondersteuningsgroep en kriminogene faktor wat tot die pleeg van misdaad kan bydra [The peer group of the street child as support system and crime precipitating variable]. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 5(2): 56-62 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. (1992). Situacion socio-politica y sistema de justicia penal en Sudafrica: Especial referencia al problema de los ninos negros en prision [The relationship between the socio-political situation and the criminal justice system in South Africa with specific reference to the problem of black children in prison]. Revista Juridica de Castilla la Mancha, Milano: 57-71 (http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/revista?codigo=1784).
  • Peacock, R. (1992). The relationship between the role personality determinant and crimes committed by street children. Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 5 (1): 69-74 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/crim).
  • Peacock, R. & Theron, A. (1992). Die verband tusssen straatkinders se emosionele en biologiese behoeftes en die tipe misdade wat deur hulle gepleeg word [The relationship between the emotional and biological needs of street children and nature of offences committed]. South African Journal of Sociology, 23(1): 26-30 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication).
  • Peacock, R. (1991). The interaction between personality, the social environment and crime: A theoretical synthesis. Journal of Human Sciences, 2: 11-16 (http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication).
  • Peacock, R. (1990). El nino negro de la calle: Victima della sociedad Sudafricana. Sociologia del Diritto, 17(3): 119-124 (http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/2905541).
Dr Matthew Cronje (Lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Recidivism
  • Victimology
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Criminal Justice System Processes
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Community Engagement

  • Khulisa Social Solutions - Research Consultant
  • Department of Social Development - Research Consultant
  • South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) - Research Consultant

Selected Publications

  • James, C. & Cronje, M. (2019). Evaluating Victim Impact Statements: Application and Challenges. In R. Peacock (Ed.), Victimology in Africa (Chapter 7). Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Cronje, M. & Peacock, R. (2017). An Assessment of the Self-Esteem of a group of Recidivists with Specific Reference to the Correctional Environment. Acta Criminologica, Special Edition, 30(4): 109-123.
  • Cronje, M. & Peacock, R. (2015). Exploring the Nature of the Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Offence Type of a Group of Recidivists. Acta Criminologica, Special Edition, 2: 79-93.
Ashwill Phillips (Lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Youth at Risk
  • Youth in Conflict with the Law
  • Gang Subcultures
  • Prison Gang Subcultures
  • Criminal Behaviour Systems
  • Child Justice
  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration

Community Engagement

  • Member of the CRIMSA Council
  • Involvement with NICRO in Co-ordination with Postgraduate Criminology Students.
    • Fourth Year Criminology students assess and co-facilitate various NICRO diversion programmes including their Safety Ambassador, Youth-, and Adult Diversion Programmes.
  • Involvement with the Winkie Direko Secure Care Centre in co-ordination with Postgraduate Criminology Students (2011-2014).

Selected 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: The African Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 168-18.
  • 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. and 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 (1): 16-25.
Jean-Paul Pophaim (Lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable Victim Groups
  • Penology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Contemporary Crime Issues
Lindie Coetzee (Junior Lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Female incarceration
  • Identity development in carceral spaces
  • Contemporary crime issues
  • Biopsychosocial perspectives in crime causation

Community Engagement

  • Involvement with NICRO in co-ordination with postgraduate Criminology students (2017).
  • Continuous involvement with the Kagisanong Youth Crime Prevention Desk.

Selected Publications

  • Coetzee, L. and 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 (1): 16-25.
Kelebogile Olivier (Junior Lecturer)

Research Interests

  • Forensic Criminology

Community Engagement

  • Involvement with NICRO in co-ordination with postgraduate Criminology students (2017).
  • Continuous involvement with the Kagisanong Youth Crime Prevention Desk.

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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