Department of Criminology and Security Science

Dr SK Jansen van Rensburg

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminology and Security Science
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9544


  • BA (Criminology) (cum laude) - University of Pretoria
  • BA Honours (Criminology) - University of Pretoria
  • MA (Criminology) (cum laude) - UNISA
  • DLitt et Phil (Criminology) - UNISA

Currently teaching

  • SEP3712 - Advanced Security Technology & Information Security III
  • SEP4803 - Advanced Security Risk Control Measures and Security Technology IV

Fields of academic interests

  • Cybercrime
  • Contemporary crime
  • Information security
  • Women in security

Field of Specialisation

  • Cybercrime
  • Contemporary crime
  • Information security
  • Women in security

Journal articles

  • Sissing, S.K. and Prinsloo, J.H. 2013. Contextualising the phenomenon of cyber stalking and protection from harassment in South Africa.  Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 26(2): 15-29.
  • Sissing, S.K. and Prinsloo, J.H. 2014. The victimisation of young people through cyber stalking – what to do? Child Abuse Research: A South African Journal, 15(1): 29-38.
  • Jansen van Rensburg, S. K. & Prinsloo, J. H. 2015. The criminogenic significance of social engineering and the need for information security. Acta Criminologica – Southern African Journal of Criminology, Special Edition No 4/2015: Criminology in democratic South Africa: Coming of age: 169-181.
  • Jansen van Rensburg, S.K. 2017. Unwanted attention: The psychological impact of cyberstalking on its survivors. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 27(3): 273-276.
  • Jansen van Rensburg, S.K. 2018.  Contextualising social engineering through criminological theorizing. (Accepted for publication). 

Paper presentations

  • Online enemies: Vindictive cyberstalking – towards preventative solutions. Paper presented to the International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensic 2013, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel, Hong Kong, 25-27 August 2013.
  • Cyberstalking in South Africa: An integrative approach. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference: Law-Criminal Justice & Multi-Inter-Trans-disciplinary Research. Mount Grace Hotel, Magaliesburg, 13-15 August 2012.
  • The significance of traditional Criminological theories to contemporary Criminology.  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology. Muenster, Germany, 21-24 September 2016.
  • The role of social networks in cyberstalking: harmful tool or helpful aid? CRIMSA Biennial Conference, 2-4 August 2017, Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Academic Bursary from the University of Pretoria for the years 2007,2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Awarded the University of South Africa postgraduate bursary for the years 2011 and 2012
  • Member of Golden Key Society [top academic 15% of the University of Pretoria]
  • Recipient of the Women in Research grant (2018-2020)
  • Recipient of the 2017 Youngest Female Doctoral Graduate


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