Department of Criminology and Security Science

Mrs M Zitha

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminology and Security Science
Tel: 012 433 9487


  • BA (Criminology and Political Science) from UNISA
  • BA (Hons Criminology)  from UNISA
  • MA (Criminology)  from UNISA

Currently teaching

  • CMY3701 - Explanation of Crime

Fields of academic interests

  • Offender profiling
  • Immigration and crime
  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Diversion 

Field of Specialisation

  • Offender profiling 

Paper presentations

  • Is Restorative Justice Services Succeeding in the reduction of youth-re-offending? At the: 6th International Conference on Youth Work and Youth Studies. Mind the Gap: Conversations on youth work and youth studies that contribute to research, theory and practice on work with young people held at the University of Strathclyde: Scotland
  • South African youth need to be in schools not in prison: The role of restorative justice in achieving this goal. At the: 7th Biennial Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. “Connecting people, linking victims, offenders and community” held at Helsinki, Finland.


  • CLAW FOCI (Street law)