Jean Steyn
Position Academic Leader: Research (Acting)
Discipline Criminology and Forensic Studies
Phone 031 260 7345
Email steynj@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address Room F187, First Floor, Memorial Tower Building 

Degrees Held

  • Doctor Technologiae: Policing (TUT);
  • Magister Technologiae: Policing (Technikon Pretoria);
  • Bachelor Technologiae: Policing (Technikon Pretoria);
  • Bachelor of Arts (UNISA);
  • National Diploma: Police Management (Technikon South Africa)

Bio

  • Dr. Jéan Steyn, is currently the Academic Leader: Research (Acting) within the School of Applied Human Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Before taking up this position Jéan was employed as an Associate Professor by the Department of Safety and Security Management at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) (2001-February 2012). Prior to this he was a functional member and commander in the South African Police Service (SAPS) for ten (10) years. He holds a Doctorate in Policing, Masters in Policing, Bachelors in Policing, Bachelor of Art in Psychology, and a National Diploma in Police Management. He amongst others has been the Chair of the Policing Portfolio of the Criminology and Victimology Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica). He is currently an honorary member of the International Police Association (IPA), honorary member of the Police Association of South Africa (POLSA), and professionally registered with the South African Board of Personnel Practice (SABPP) as well as the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA). Jéan is a National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researcher and has received multiple research awards (amongst others, Junior Researcher of the year within the Faculty of Humanities, and Senior Researcher of the year within the Faculty of Humanities). He has published numerous articles in accredited national and international journals, books, chapters in books, presented (and chaired) various papers at conferences and symposiums around the World.


Research Interests

  • Police organisational development, specifically police culture

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methodology and postgraduate supervision

Selected Publications

Books

  • Steyn, J. (2013). Assignment Writing. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers. (ISBN: 978-0-627-03129-8)

Selected journal articles

  • Meyer, M.E., Steyn, J. & Gopal, N. (2013). Exploring the public parameter of police integrity. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 36(1), 140-156. (ISSN: 1363-951X)
  • De Vries, I.D. & Steyn, J. (2011). Professionalisation in the public service and academia: a scientific perspective from a house divided. Journal of Public Administration, 46(1), 683-696. (ISSN: 0036-0767)
  • Steyn, J., Husselmann, K.F. & De Vries, I.D. (2010). Managing the SAPS budget for fuel and oil in KwaZulu-Natal: a study of the perceptions of station commissioners. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 23(2), 61-81. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. De Beer, M. & Fouche, H. (2009). In anticipation of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa: occurrence of street robberies on Durban’s ‘Golden Mile’. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 22(3), 98-117. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. & Meyer, M.E. (2009). Nurturing isolation in the South African Police Service: a comparison of male and female recruits. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 32(1), 108-127. (ISSN: 1363-951X)
  • Steyn, J. (2008). Donkerder skakerings van blou. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 48(4), 412-438. (ISSN: 0041-4751)
  • Steyn, J. & Meyer, M.E. (2008). Developing cynicism among male and female recruits in the South African Police Service. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), CRIMSA Conference Special Edition, 2, 1-20. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. & Steyn, E. (2008). Revictimisation of rape victims by the South African Police Service. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), CRIMSA Conference Special Edition, 1, 41-60. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. (2008). Can this ‘marriage’ work? Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 21(2), 40-45. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. & Naicker, M.K. (2007). Learner, educator, and community views on school safety at the Strelitzia Secondary School. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 20(3), 1-20. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. & De Vries, I.D. (2007). The impact of SAPS basic training institutes in changing deviant themes of police culture. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 20(1), 1-34. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J. ‘Venus versus Mars’. (2006). International Journal of Police Science & Management, 9(2), 145-163. (ISSN: 1461-3557)
  • Steyn, J. (2005). Recruiting newcomers to the South African Police Service for the organisation’s culture. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 18(3), 82-100. (ISSN: 1012-8093)
  • Steyn, J., De Vries, I.D. & Meyer, M.E. (2004). Groupthink in the South African Police Service: An experimental analysis. Southern African Journal of Criminology (Acta Criminologica), 17(2), 1-16. (ISSN: 1012-8093)

Selected chapters in books

  • Steyn, J. (2014). Public police culture. In Crime Prevention & Policing in Africa. Edited by Masiloane, D., Alemika, E., Ngantweni, G. & De Vries, I.D. Midrand: Pearson. (ISBN: 9781775786054)
  • Steyn, J. (2013). The nature and extent of criminal victimisation in South Africa. In Victimology in South Africa. (2nd ed). Edited by Peacock, R. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers. (ISBN: 978-0627-030208)

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