Dr Jacques Jordaan
Senior Lecturer
7 5
IB 40
Psychology Building 5

Short CV


Publications (Short List)

Pretorius, S. E., Jordaan, J., & Esterhuyse, K. (2024). Decision-making, aggression, age and type of crime as predictors of coping amongst young adult male maximum-security incarcerated offenders. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 24(1), 121-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958211067916

 Du Plessis, J., & Jordaan, J. (2024). The impact of Virtual Reality on the psychological well-being of hospitalized patients: A critical review. Heliyon, 10, e24831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e24831

Mahlako, G. M., Jordaan, J., & Cronjé, M. (2023). Exploring perpetrator trauma amongst a cohort of violent juvenile offenders. International Criminal Justice Review, First Online, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/10575677231201800 

Duba, S. C. M., & Jordaan, J. (2023). Coping, perceived social support, stress, and age as predictors of correctional adjustment amongst South African incarcerated female offenders. Psychology, Crime and Law, Online first, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2023.2201502

Van Tonder, I., Jordaan, J., & Esterhuyse, K. (2023). Self-esteem, interpersonal communication competence, and media and technology usage as predictors of loneliness among university students. Sage Open, Online First, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221148379

Jordaan, J., & Hesselink, A. (2022). Predictors of aggression amongst a sample-specific young adult offenders: Continuation of violent behaviour within South African correctional centres. International Criminal Justice Review, 32(1), 68-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057567721998431 

Rogers, C., Jordaan, J., & Esterhuyse, K. (2022). Coping, aggression, perceived social support, and demographic variables as predictors of prison adjustment amongst male incarcerated offenders. Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958221106610

Naude, L., Jordaan, J., & Bergh, L. (2019). "My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story": South African psychology students` reflections on tattoo practices. Current Psychology, 38, 177-186.

Jordaan, J., Beukes, R., & Esterhuyse, K. (2018). The development and evaluation of a life skills programme for young adult offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1-20.

Jordaan, J., & Hesselink, A. (2018). Criminogenic factors associated with youth sex offenders: A qualitative interdisciplinary case study evaluation. Acta Criminologica: South African Journal of Criminology, 31(1), 206-217.

Hesselink, A., & Jordaan, J. (2018). Coping with victimisation through crime: An explorative view of youth sex offenders. Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal, 19(2), 49-61.

Bergh, L., Jordaan, J., Lombard, E., Naude, L., & Van Zyl, J. (2018). Social media, permanence, and tattooed students: The case for personal, personal branding. Critical Arts, 31(4), 1-17.  doi: 10.1080/02560046.2017.1345972

Jordaan, J., & Le Roux, A. (2004). Morality as a predictor of loneliness: A cross-cultural study. Curationis27(4), 81-93.


Area(s) of Interest

Psychocriminology focusing on topics such as coping, adjustment, aggression, psychopathy, victimization, trauma, risk behaviors, and recidivism among offender populations.

Programme Development and evaluation



Courses Presented

PSY124: The Psysiological Basis of Behaviour

PSSO2614: Social Psychology

PSY312: Social Psychology

PSY324: Research Methodology

PSRM3714: Research Methodology

PSHM6804: Advanced Research Methodology

PSHR6808: Applied Research Methodology


  • First Interview and Treatment Planning
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Person centered therapy
  • Transtheoretical model
  • Quantitative research workshops


Community Service

Service Learning


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Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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