Criminal Justice Conference 2005

A New Decade of Criminal Justice in South Africa - Consolidating Transformation

Conference

A New Decade of Criminal Justice in South Africa - Consolidating Transformation
Villa Via Hotel, Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, February 7-8, 2005
Supported by the Embassy of Belgium and the Ford Foundation



Final List of Speakers and Selected Conference Presentations

Opening Address

Mr Justice MS Navsa – Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal - Opening Address

Plenary 1 — Criminal Justice Reform, Transition and Crime

Minister Leonard Ramatlakane, The Minister for Community Safety, Western Cape - Criminal Justice Reform, Transition and Crime

Graeme Simpson, Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Plenary II — Contemporary Issues in South African Prisons

Judge Hannes Fagan, Inspecting Judge of Prisons - Our Bursting Prisons

Abbey Witbooi, General-Secretary, POPCRU - Management and Control of Prisons

Chris Giffard, independent researcher – respondent - Contemporary Issues in South African Prisons

Plenary III — Policy and Implementation

Simon Jiyane, Deputy Director-General, Court Services, Department of Justice - Policy and Implementation

Adv Anne Skelton, Chief Litigator, Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria – Implementation Planning – The Child Justice Bill

Bill Dixon, Department of Criminology, Keele University, UK - Copies of Bill Dixon's paper Development, Crime Prevention and the Criminalisation of Social Policy in South Africa are available on request from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Plenary IV — Improving the Way the System Works: The next 10 years (Closing plenary)

Dr Tertius Geldenhuys, Head of Legislation, Legal Services, SAPS

Judge Dennis Davis, Cape High Court – The Criminal Justice System: How Much Transformation Has Taken Place During the First Decade of Constitutional Democracy'

Subashni Moodley, Deputy Commissioner, Personal Corrections, DCS

Conference closure

Elrena van der Spuy, Senior Lecturer and Director, Institute of Criminology, UCT

Workshop 1 — Violent Crime in South Africa: What We Know; What We Don't Know

Anton du Plessis, Head, Crime & Justice Programme – Violent Crime Levels in South Africa – an overview of available data

Martin Schönteich, Senior Legal Officer, National Criminal Justice, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York – Murder in South Africa: What We Know and Don't Know

Irvin Kinnes, Director, Kinnes and Associates

Elaine Salo, Lecturer, African Gender Institute, UCT - Mans is Ma Soe: Ganging practices in Manenberg, South Africa and the ideologies of masculinity, gender and generational relations

Lisa Vetten, Gender Programme Manager, CSVR

Workshop 2 — From Suspect to Sentence: Human Rights, Diversity and the Criminal Justice Process

Megan Prinsloo, Junior Scientist, MRC – A Review of Factors Impacting on the Criminal Investigation Process in Cape Town

Dr Nick Olivier, UNISA - Best Practices in Interviewing within a Culturally Diverse Society: Lessons for Law Enforcement

Abraham Hamman, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UWC - Cellphone Technology, Human Rights and the Criminal Justice Process

Prof Divya Singh, Director: School of Criminal Justice, UNISA- Research in Search of an Answer: Understanding One of the Dynamics that Keeps Battered Women in Abusive Relationships – Cultural Diversity Under the Hammer

Workshop 3 — Paradigms 1: Paradigms for Policing

Clifford Shearing, Professor in the Research School of Social Science at the Australian National University - Paradigms for Policing

John Cartwright and Madeleine Jenneker, Community Peace Programme, School of Government, UWC - Governing Security: A working model in South Africa - The Peace Committee

Boyane Tshehla Senior Researcher, Crime & Justice Programme, ISS - Paradigms for Policing

Antony Altbeker, Senior Researcher, Crime & Justice Programme, ISS - Policing Paradigms .

Workshop 4 — International Cooperation and Criminal Justice

Kenny Kapinga, The Head of Bureau, Interpol-Sub Regional Bureau, Harare – Paper on International Cooperation and Criminal Justice

Adv Anton Katz, Member of the Cape Town and New York Bars - The Transformation of South Africa's Role in International Co-operation in Criminal Matters

Associate Professor Max du Plessis, Howard College School of Law, University of KZN, Durban - Africa and the International Criminal Court

Workshop 5 — Criminology and Criminal Justice Research

Prof Anna van der Hoven and Dr Michelle Ovens, Department of Criminology, UNISA – The Role of the Criminologist in the Criminal Justice System

Shanaaz Mathews, Researcher, Gender & Health Group, MRC – Challenges & Barriers to Data Collection from Investigating Officers: Experience from a National Study on Female Homicides in South Africa

Susan Lieberman, Urban Development Researcher, Building & Construction Technology, CSIR – Community Crime Mapping: local solutions to local problems

Iole Matthews, Independent Projects Trust and Mathew Smith, Strategy and Tactics – A Balanced Approach to Evaluating a Criminal Justice Strengthening Project

Workshop 6 — Access to Legal Assistance for Suspects and Victims

Patrick Hundermark, Regional Operations Executive: Eastern Cape and Free State, Legal Aid Board

Karam Jeet Singh, Project Coordinator: Education and Training Project, Lawyers for Human Rights, Cape Town - Access to Justice: Developing a Pro Bono Practice for South Africa

Associate Professor Peter Jordi – School of Law, Wits - Compensation for Victims of Crime in a Civil Context

Prof Danny Titus, Deputy Executive Dean, College for Law, UNISA

Workshop 7 — The Social Fabric & Social Crime Prevention

Dumisani Ntombela, SA Congress for Early Childhood Development

Associate Professor Andy Dawes – Director: Child Youth & Family Development, HSRC - Child Development, Anti-Social Behaviour and Effective Intervention

Assistant Commissioner Susan Pienaar, Head: Social Crime Prevention, SAPS Division Crime Prevention - Social Fabric & Social Crime Prevention Workshop

Bill Dixon, Department of Criminology, Keele University, UK. See plenary 3

Workshop 8 — Paradigms 2: Traditional Justice and Restorative Justice

Mike Batley, Executive Director, Restorative Justice Centre - Paradigms of Justice: Why Restorative Justice Should Be Part of the Next Decade of Criminal Justice in South Africa

Boyane Tshehla, Senior Researcher, Crime & Justice Programme, ISS

Associate Professor Wilfried Schärf, Institute of Criminology, UCT - The Challenges Facing Non-State Justice Systems in Southern Africa: How do, and How Should Governments Respond?

Workshop 9 – The Courts, Sentencing, and an Integrated Justice System

Adv Pieter du Rand, Chief Director, Court Services, Department of Justice - Paper on the Courts, Sentencing and an Integrated Justice System

Judge Hannes Fagan, Inspecting Judge of Prisons. See plenary 2

Prof Stephan Terblanche, Department of Criminal and Procedural Law, University of South Africa – Sentencing: Changes and Effect Since 1994

Workshop 10 — Police Oversight, Accountability and Discipline

Adv Karen McKenzie, Executive Director, Independent Complaints Directorate - Police Accountability and Discipline

Gareth Newham, Project Manager, Criminal Justice Programme, CSVR – Internal Police Systems for Officer Control: A Strategic Focus Area for Improving Civilian Oversight and Police Accountability in South Africa

Duxita Mistry, Senior Researcher, Crime & Justice Programme, ISS – Civilian Oversight and Police Accountability

Sean Tait, Criminal Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundation – South Africa - Strengthening Police Oversight in South Africa: Opportunities for State Civil Society Partnerships

Dr Tertius Geldenhuys, Head of Legislation, Legal Services, SAPS

Workshop 11 — Development and Rehabilitation of Offenders

Dr Leon Holtzhausen, Deputy Director: Correctional Programmes, & Ann-Mari Hesselink Louw, Deputy Director: Offender Profiling, Directorate Risk Profile Management, Personal Corrections, Department of Correctional Services – Offender Assessment, Profiling, Sentence Planning & Intervention

Khanyisile Mpuang, National Programme Specialist: Offender Reintegration – the Case for Effective Offender Reintegration and Summary

Venessa Padayachee, National Programme Specialist: Community Victim Support, NICRO – Offender Reintegration and Rehabilitation – NICRO's Programme for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence Powerpoint and Text versions

Sandy Hoffman, psychologist – Rehabilitation of Prisoners in a Transforming South Africa

Margaret Roper, independent researcher & evaluator – Emerging South African Approaches to Strengthen the Effectiveness of Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Juvenile Offenders

Workshop 12 — Working Effectively with Children in the Criminal Justice System

Milly Pekeur, Coordinator of the Child Witness Project, RAPCAN – Rapcan's Child Witness Project - Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Gert Jonker, National Team Leader, Bethany House Trust - Intermediary Services For Child Witnesses Testifying In Criminal Court Proceedings . This document is an outline of the presentation. Copies of the presentation are available on request from David Bruce at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note that the file is 44 megabytes in size.

Adv Maggie Tserere, Senior State Advocate, Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit, National Prosecuting Authority - Working Effectively with Children in the CJS

Arina Smit, National Programme Specialist: Diversion and Youth Development, NICRO - Turning the Child Justice Bill into Reality

Workshop 13 — Technology and CJS Transformation

Assistant Commissioner Piet du Toit, SAPS Criminal Record Centre - The Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and its impact on the CJS

Laurens Cloete, CSIR Information Society Technology Centre - Information and Communication Technology and the Criminal Justice System in 10 years time.

Dr Graham Wright, CSIR Crime Prevention Centre/Business Against Crime - The role of partnerships in leveraging technology in addressing organised crime

Workshop 14 — Challenges Facing the National Prosecuting Authority

Martin Schönteich, Senior Legal Officer, National Criminal Justice, Open Society Justice Initiative, New York – Challenges Facing the NPA

Iole Matthews, Independent Projects Trust and Mathew Smith, Strategy and Tactics - The National Prosecuting Authority A KZN Perspective - Challenges and Possible Solutions

Workshop 15 — The Domestic Violence Act: Strengthening Implementation

Lisa Vetten, Programme Manager, Gender Programme, CSVR

Assistant Commissioner Susan Pienaar, Head: Social Crime Prevention, Division Crime Prevention, SAPS - Police Implementation of the DVA

Joyce Maluleke, Gender Directorate: Dept of Justice and Constitutional Development – Strengthening the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act

Adv Tsidi Kambula, Senior State Advocate, Head of Domestic Violence Section, Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit, National Prosecuting Authority

Heléne Combrinck, Coordinator, Gender Project, Community Law Centre, UWC - Setting Standards: Domestic Violence, State Duties and Constitutional Jurisprudence

Antony Altbeker, Senior Researcher, Crime & Justice Programme, ISS - Policing Domestic Violence: the sympathy gap.

Facilitators: Lillian Artz & Dee Smyth, Gender, Health & Justice Research Unit University of Cape Town