Criminology and Forensic Studies

Research Initiatives: Criminology and Forensic Studies

Criminology: Research Initiatives

Members of the department are engaged with different international research projects and collaborations. Particular focus areas refer to the Victimology of International Crimes, Police Culture and Policing in Multi-cultural societies as well Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Security. Gender, Crime and Corrections are further areas of specialisation as well as the Indian Diaspora in the 21st Century, School Violence, Child Justice, Identity and Youth.

Criminology: Community-based Initiatives

Dr Nirmala Gopal is actively engaged with the SAPS Inanda cluster and ETDP-SETA Higher Education and Research Chamber assessing skills development in the Higher education sector nationally.