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Police Practice

Prof RJ Zinn

Tel: 011 471 2469
E-mail: rzinn@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications
DLitt et Phil (Police Science) (UNISA)
MTech: Correctional Services Management, National Higher Diploma: Policing (UNISA)                
ND: Police Administration (Dept of Education and Culture Administration, House of Assembly)

Brief CV

Rudolph worked in various capacities in the South African Police Service for eight years, including in conducting fingerprint classification and analysis, at the Radio Control Brixton and a special crime investigation unit. He resigned as a Lieutenant with a collection of High Court commendations for crime investigations. On joining the Department of Police Practice of the then Technikon RSA in 1991, he lectured in dactyloscopy, crime investigation and forensic investigation and later became the departmental chairperson for five years. Rudolph has initiated and organised a series of World Conferences on Modern Criminal Investigation, Organised Crime and Human Rights, was a founder member of the post graduate qualifications in Forensic Investigation and Policing at the Technikon SA and served as an advisor in the training of the Scorpions, the Malawian Anti Corruption unit and other law enforcement units.

He served as an advisor to Lord John Stevens and Lord Paul Condon during their respective terms of office as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, London, on the joint training initiatives of law enforcement agencies in South Africa. Rudolph is the Vice President of the South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC) and a member of the editorial board of the accredited journal on child abuse, CARSA. He has published extensively. He is the author of Home Invasion:  Robbers Disclose What You Should Know (Tafelberg, 2010).