The first ever International Rural Crime Conference will be hosted in South Africa as a joint enterprise by the UNISA School for Criminal Justice roleplayers in organised agriculture, such as Agri SA, RPO and AFASA. The conference will take place on 27 September 2017 at the Royal Elephant Lodge and Conference Centre in Centurion.
The theme of the Conference is: The challenges of rural crimes affecting agriculture. Speakers will include Dr Joseph Donnemeyer from the Ohio State University on The impact of crime on farms, Dr Elaine Barclay from the University of New England in Australia on crime and crime prevention on farms in Australia and Emmanuel Bunei from Mount Kenya University in Kenya on stock theft in Africa: current challenges and future direction.
Other topics will include:
- An investigation of the motivational factors of farm attacks and its consequential injurious phenomena.
- Evaluating implementation of the Rural Safety Plan in the Cacadu District Municipality.
- Not just another Commodity: Livestock theft as organised crime
- Factors affecting livestock theft in the three South African provinces bordering Lesotho
- Practical guidelines for integrating conventional and technological methods of combating stock theft in South Africa
- Challenges and shortcomings of the criminal justice system in rural areas
- Farm Attacks: The role of statistics and crime analysis.
- The statistical myths of violent crimes in rural areas
- The impact of wildlife crime on the rural economy in South Africa: A case study of rhino poaching. – Press release
For more information contact Willie Clack at 082 574 2653 or WClack@unisa.ac.za