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Tara Harris

Lecturer: Criminology and Criminal Justice


Tel: +27 11 950 4072

Email: Qualifications
  • BSocSci (Psychology) cum laude
  • BA (Honours) (Criminology) cum laude
  • MA (Criminology) cum laude
Teaching Commitments
  • Explaining Crime: Theory and Practice
  • Victimology in South Africa
  • Forensic Criminalistics: Victim and Offender Profiling
  • Criminal Behaviour in South Africa: A Psychosocial Approach
  • Women and Crime: Damsels in Distress
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Conflict, Crime, Victimisation and Criminal Justice
  • Golden Key Honours Society
  • Academic Honorary Colours
  • Monash South Africa Purple Award
Research Interests
  • Youth offending and the administration of justice to youth offenders.
  • Gender studies, specifically domestic violence and sex crimes.
  • The introduction of various forms of social media has also become an area of curiosity as the Internet allows for anonymity and impacts the globalization of crime.
  • PhD study: Adolescent sexting among school-going adolescents: Towards a draft policy framework.
Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Joint Journal Publication: A psychocriminological investigation into risk factors associated with youth sex offending
    Authors: T.F Harris and C. Bezuidenhout
    Journal: Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal Vol 11, no 1 (pp 28-42)
  • Joint Journal Publication: Restorative juvenile justice in South Africa
    Authors: R Swanzen and T. F. Harris
    Journal: Revista de Asisten?? Social? Anul XI, no 3 (pp 1-19)
International Conference Presentations
  • 2014 Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH). Title of the paper: Journeying through connection, restoration and youth drug offences: A discussion on the role of family in quasi-coercive treatment.
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