Department of Corrections Management

Dr FCM Louw

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


  • Corrections
  • ODL
  • Postgraduate supervision
  • Research Ethics
  • Victimology / Restorative Justice


  • 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. 2019. Parole Revocation in South Africa: Perspectives of Adult Male Parole Violators. Acta Criminologica: African Journal of Criminology and Victimology, 32(1), 48-75.
  • 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. 2019. The Management of Halfway Houses in Partnership with Non-Profit Organisations: A South African Case Study. Fourth World Congress on Probation, Building Public Confidence in Community Offender Management, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney CBD, Australia: 18-20 September 2019.
  • 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.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Positions

  • Member of the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)
  • Member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) Research and Development Expert Group
  • Member of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology ((IACFP)
  • Member of the World Society of Victimology (WSV)


  • Recipient for 2019 Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award – Certificate of Excellence in Student Support (University of South Africa, College of Law)