Department of Criminal and Procedural Law

Dr K Naidoo

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8663
E-mail: knaidoo@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA(UDW)
  • LLB(UDW)
  • LLD (Unisa)
  • DSU (DiplÔme  Supérieur de l’ Université en Droit International Public (University of Paris))

Currently teaching

  • CRW1501 - Introduction to Criminal Law
  • HMLLB80
  • CMP5904 - LLM Criminal Law

Fields of academic interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Hate Crimes

Field of Specialisation

  • Hate Crimes

Books

  • 2001: contributory  author  to  textbook "Applied  Law  for  Police  Officials",2nd edition, published  by  Juta, South Africa, 2001. Contributed to and edited Chapter 4 on The General Elements of an Offence and Chapter 9 on Crimes against the Community
  • 1999: contributory  author  to  textbook "Applied  Law  for  Police  Officials",  1st edition,  published  by  Print
  • Production, Technikon SA. Contributed to and edited Chapter 4 on The General Elements of an Offence and Chapter 9 on Crimes against the Community
  • 1994: “Human Rights and Democracy” handbook.  Co-authored  with  A.  Bheekan  for  the  Independent Projects Trust (IPT), Durban

Journal articles

  • 2004:“Coming to Court for Child Support–the Policy, the Practice and the Reality”. Co-authored research article with D. Singh and L. Mokolobate. Published in Acta Criminologica 17(2) 2004
  • 2006:“Justice at a Snail’s Pace: the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act at the Johannesburg Family Court”. Published in Acta Criminologica (19)1 2006
  • 2011: “Incorporating African-ness into the Legal Curricula: the case for Criminal and Procedural Law”.Co-authored research article with N. Mollema. Published in theJournal for Juridical Science (36)1 2011
  • 2012: “Hate Crimes against Black Lesbian South Africans: where Race, Sexual Orientation and Gender Collide” (Part 1). Co-authored research article with M. Karels Published in  Obiter 2012 (33)2
  • 2012: “Hate Crimes against Black Lesbian South Africans: where Race, Sexual Orientation and Gender Collide”: (Part 2). Co-authored research article with M. Karels Published in Obiter 2012 (33)3
  • 2016: “Prosecuting ‘hate’: an overview of problem areas relating to hate crimes and challenges to criminal litigation”. Co-authored research article with M. Karels. Published in Journal for Juridical Science 41(1) 2016
  • 2016: “The Origins of Hate Crime Laws” published in Fundamina (22) 1 2016
  • 2016: “Are the perceived greater harms caused by hate crimes a plausible justification for the existence of hate-crime laws?” Published in Stellenbosch Law Review (27) (3) 2016
  • 2016: “The raison d’etre of hate-crime laws”.Published in South African Journal of Criminal Justice (SACJ) (29) (2) 2016
  • 2016: “Factors which influenced the enactment of hate-crime legislation in the USA: quo vadis South Africa?” Published in Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg (TSAR) (4) 2016
  • 2016: “Hate Crimes: Some theoretical considerations and their possible application to the South-African context”.  Published in Acta Criminologica (29) (2) 2016
  • 2017: “Reconsidering motive’s irrelevance and secondary role in criminal law”.  Published in Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse Reg (TSAR) (2) 2017.


Articles accepted for publication in 2017 but not yet published

  • 2017:“The shaping, enactment and interpretation of the first hate-crime law in the United Kingdom: an informative and illustrative lesson for South Africa”. Article accepted for publication in Potchefstroom Electronic Law Review on 28 August 2017.
  • 2017: “The historical prosecution of hate crimes in the United States of America”. Article accepted for publication in Fundamina (2) 2017.

Paper presentations

2015: “The Implementation of Hate-Crime Laws: Problem Areas and Guidelines for Prosecutors”. Co-authored paper with M. Karels presented at the Emerging Researchers Conference, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, January 2015

2011: “The UNISA School of Law’s Ethiopian Project: Background, Best Practice and Pitfalls”. Paper presented at the International Education Association of South Africa’s (IEASA) 15th Annual Conference, hosted by the Durban University of Technology, Durban, 30 August to 2 September 2011

2009: “The Inclusion of Africanness into the Curriculum: the case for the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law”. Paper presented at the UNISA Workshop on “African-ness”, hosted by the School of Law, UNISA, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria, 28-29 September 2009

2003: "Black Women and Maintenance" co-authored with L. Mokolobate and presented at the 11th World Symposium on Victimology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July, 2003

1998: “The Hillbrow Police Station Trauma Unit: a Case Study” presented at the First World Conference on Organised Crime, Modern Criminal Investigation and Human Rights, Sun City, South Africa, September 1998