Department of Corrections Management

Dr FCM Louw

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Corrections Management
Tel: 012 433 9420


  • DLitt et Phil (PhD) Degree in Penology
  • MA Degree in Penology
  • Advanced Masters Certificate: Social Scientific Research
  • BA Hons (Psychology)
  • BA (Humanities)

Currently teaching

  • Community Corrections (PEN2603)
  • Restorative Justice in Corrections (PEN3701)
  • Correctional Services and Children's Rights (ADVC11K)

Fields of academic interests

  • Community Corrections
  • Restorative Justice
  • Youth Corrections
  • Recidivism

Field of Specialisation

  • Corrections
  • Parole and Correctional Supervision
  • Case Management (Admission & Release)
  • Risk Profile Management
  • Remand Detention Management
  • Correctional Programmes

Journal articles

  • Louw, F.C.M. & Luyt, W.F.M. 2009. Parole and parole decisions in South Africa. Acta Criminologica, Southern African Journal of Criminology, 22(2): 1-20.

Paper presentations

  • Louw, F.C.M. 2018. Community Service as a Constructive Condition for Placement under the System of Community Corrections: A Case Study of a South African Township. International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) 20th Conference, Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward, Montréal Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montréal, Canada: 21-26 October 2018.
  • Louw, F.C.M. 2017. The Application of Parole Revocation in South Africa. Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) International Biennial Conference, Regulating Crime and Victimisation in an Age of Mobility, Mass Movement, Migration and Governance at a Distance, Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa: 3-4 August 2017.
  • Louw, F.C.M. 2017. Higher Education Changes Lives. Chancellor’s address, Graduation ceremony, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa: 23 June 2017.
  • Louw, F.C.M. 2016. The Role of the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) in the Parole Process. University of South Africa, Department of Criminology and Security Studies Colloquium, Risk Assessment Project, Brooklyn Campus, Pretoria, South Africa: 10 November 2016.
  • Louw, F.C.M. & Magoro, M. 2010. Measuring re-offending in South Africa. Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) Conference, Recidivism and Reoffending in South Africa, Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa: 29 and 30 November 2010.