07 March 2019 Volume :7 Issue :5

Criminology Lecturer Appointed Editor of CRIMSA Newsletter

Criminology Lecturer Appointed Editor of CRIMSA Newsletter
Ms Vuyelwa Maweni, Criminology lecturer who has been appointed CRIMSA Newsletter Editor.

Criminology lecturer Ms Vuyelwa Maweni of the School of Applied Human Sciences has been appointed Editor of the Criminological Society of South Africa (CRIMSA) Newsletter.

The publication provides members with the latest research findings, professional issues and statistical information in the field of criminal justice.

Maweni says the appointment is both a humbling and significant milestone in her academic journey. ‘I would like to express immense gratitude to the entire CRIMSA organisation for entrusting me with this magnificent position. Getting to work with CRIMSA’s seasoned and emerging academics will surely be an exciting and motivating experience in my life. I am very enthusiastic and cannot wait to get the ball rolling,’ she said.

Maweni has been a CRIMSA member for several years and is part of the Editorial Team on the DHET accredited journal ACTA Criminologica. ‘The previous Newsletter Editor first nominated me and thereafter I was unanimously elected by the CRIMSA EXCO and Council Members,’ said Maweni.

Currently a PhD candidate in the Discipline of Criminology and Forensic Studies at UKZN, her research interests include police culture, African victimology and corrections.

‘I partake in a variety of community engagement projects focused on giving back mostly to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups,’ she added.

Words and photograph: Melissa Mungroo 

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