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GIN Member

Irvin Kinnes

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Cape Town

Irvin Kinnes holds a HDE from UWC, a MSc. in Criminology from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Criminology from UCT. He previously served as Police Training Programme Manager at the Centre of Conflict Resolution where he was responsible for training police managers. He also served on the Boards of the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture and RAPCAN. He has been a member of the Committee of Inquiry into Racism in the SAPS. He also served as a member of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into the underlying conditions for the instability and violence in the Western Cape Minibus Taxi Industry. Irvin is also the recipient of the 2002 United Nations Vienna Civil Society Award from the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime. Irvin previously worked as the Content Adviser for the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Acta Criminologica: African Journal of Criminology and Victimology and is an Associate Professor of Criminology at the Centre of Criminology, in the Public Law Department, Faculty of Law at UCT. He holds special research interests in gangs, violence and policing and has published widely on the topics.

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