Department of Criminology and Security Science

Prof FJW Herbig

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminology and Security Science
Professor
E-mail: herbifjw@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DLitt et Phil - UNISA

Fields of academic interests

  • Conservation crime 
  • Forensic psychophysiology

Field of Specialisation

  • Conservation crime and forensic psychophysiology

Books

  • Africa and Her Animals. Philosophical & Practical Perspectives. Author of Chapter 13 - Hidden in plain sight: South and Southern Africa’s illegal reptile trade. Published in 2018. Unisa Press. ISBN 978-1-86888-900-6.
  • Contemporary Criminology in Practice in South Africa. Editor and author of two chapters viz. Chapter 1 - Orientation & Chapter 4 - Conservation crime application – a South African perspective.  Published in September 2014. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978 0 1990 7873 8.
  • Global Environmental Harm. Criminological perspectives.  Edited by Rob White.  Author of Chapter 6 – The illegal reptile trade as a form of conservation crime: a South African criminological investigation.  Published in March 2010. Willan. ISBN 978-1-84392-796-9 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-84392-797-6 (hardback).
  • Environmental Crime.  A Reader.  Edited by Rob White.  Author of Chapter 2 – Criminological semantics: conservation criminology – vision or vagary?  Published in 2009 - Willan.  ISBN 978-1-84392-512-5 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-84392-511-8 (hardback).

Journal articles

  • Herbig, F. & Minnaar, A. 2018. Pachyderm poaching in Africa: interpreting emerging trends and transitions. Crime, Law & Social Change. [Published online: 26 September 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10611-018-9789-4]. February 2019, 71(1): 67-82. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10611-018-9789-4.
  • Minnaar, A. & Herbig, FJW. 2018. Conservation crime and its impact on the South African pastoral community: linkages between rhino poaching and rural criminality. Acta Criminologica Special Edition:  No. 2, 2018, Rural Crime.
  • Herbig, FJW. & Doorewaard, C. 2018. Offender interviewing in custodial settings: Understanding validity, value and veracity issues. Journal of Psychology in Africa 28(5): 426-431.
  • Herbig, FJW. 2018. Polygraph screening in the South African Workplace: Veracity verification or victimisation? Acta Criminologica 31(1): 54-67.
  • Herbig, F.J.W. & Griffiths, M.L. 2016. Conservation crime and rhinoceros poaching: from ancient custom to modern dilemma. Acta Criminologica 29(1): 129-142.
  • Hesselink A.E. & Herbig, F.J.W. 2015. Polygraph potential in South African corrections: In pursuit of reform, reintegration and recidivism reduction. Acta Criminologica Special Edition No. 2, 94-105.
  • Herbig, FJW. 2014. The phronesis of conservation criminology phraseology:  a genealogical and dialectical narrative. Phronimon 15(2): 1-17.
  • Thobane, S. & Herbig, FJW.  2014. Getting to them and through them: Practical challenges of conducting research with incarcerated offenders. Acta Criminologica Special Edition: Research and application in Criminology & Criminal Justice. No. 1, 2014: 16–27.
  • Herbig, FJW & Fouche, H.  2013. Maritime Piracy and Conservation Crime.  Has the die been cast for an environmental disaster in Africa?  Acta Criminologica 26(1): 37-48.
  • Herbig, FJW. & Hesselink, AE. 2012. Seeing the person, not just the number. Needs-based rehabilitation of offenders in South African prisons. South African Crime Quarterly 41, Sept. 2012: 29-37.
  • Herbig, FJW. 2011. Informant application in South African conservation crime management: criminological affordances. Acta Criminologica 24(3): 98-103.
  • Herbig, FJW. & Warchol, G.  2011. South African conservation crime and Routine Activities theory: A causal nexus? Acta Criminologica 24(2): 1-16.
  • Herbig, FJW. 2010. Criminal Justice/Criminology and Forensic Psychophysiology: a Symbiotic Interface.  South African Journal of Criminal Justice 23(1): 78-97.
  • Hesselink, AE. & Herbig, FJW. 2010.  Offender Rehabilitation and Counselling Dynamics in the South African Correctional Environment: Systems and Prospects.  Journal of Psychology in Africa 20(1): 143-158
  • Herbig, FJW. & Hesselink, AE.  2009.  The Role and Function of Criminologists within the Criminal Justice and Private Sector.  Journal of Psychology in Africa 19(3): 441-448.
  • Hesselink, AE. & Herbig, FJW.  2009.  The Scientific Basis of Criminology.  Journal of Psychology in Africa 19(2): 279-284.
  • Herbig, FJW. 2008.  Conservation crime:  South African concerns and considerations from a criminological perspective.  Acta Criminologica 21(3): 52-64.
  • Herbig, FJW.  2008.  Conservation Crime Causation:  Towards Proactive Compliance Management.  Acta Criminologica 21(2): 27-39. 
  • Herbig, FJW.  2007 - The Off-road Vehicle Beach Ban - Five Years of Conservation?  A Criminological Introspection.  Acta Criminologica 20(3): 75-86.
  • Herbig, FJW. & Joubert, SJ.  2006.  Criminological Semantics: Conservation Criminology - Vision or Vagary?  Acta Criminologica 19(3): 88-103.   
  • Herbig, FJW. & Joubert, SJ.  2002.    Marine Resource Policing in the Western Cape - Conservation or Catastrophe?  Acta Criminologica 15(3): 68-75. 

Paper presentations

  • Herbig, F.J.W. & Minnaar A. 2017. (20-25 March 2017) Pachyderm poaching in Africa: Interpreting emerging trends and transitions. Paper presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual General Meeting (ACJS), Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  • Minnaar, A. & Herbig, F.J.W. 2017. (20-25 March 2017) The lack of overall integration of the South African efforts to combat wildlife crime. Paper presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual General Meeting (ACJS), Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
  • Herbig, FJW (18-20 September 2013). Innovative conservation crime threats originating from the maritime piracy theatre. Paper presentation at the Third International Conference on Strategic Theory - Maritime Security off eastern Africa: Beyond Piracy. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Herbig, FJW (June 2013).  The Conservation Crime Threat in NATO Maritime Intervention Operations – Food for Thought.  Paper presentation at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC), Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.
  • Herbig, FJW (September 2012).  Maritime piracy and conservation crime: Has the die been cast? Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Herbig, FJW.  (October 2010).  Informant Application in Conservation Crime Management:  Criminological Affordances.  Paper presentation at the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA), Annual General Meeting Seminar, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Herbig, FJW. (September 2010). Informant Application in Conservation Crime Management:  Criminological Affordances. Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hanson, B., Warchol, G., Kapla, D., Herbig, FJW & Prinsloo, JH.  (September 2009).  Partnered from abroad:  the benefits and challenges of international memorandums of understanding for administration, faculty and students.  Round table
  • Herbig, FJW. Warchol, G. & Kapla, D.  (September 2009).  Environmental crime in the Western Cape of South Africa.  Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Herbig, FJW. Warchol, G. & Kapla, D. (September 2008).  Guardians of the Wild:  The South African Field Ranger.  Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Hanson, B., Kapla, D., Warchol, G. & Herbig, FJW.  (September 2008).  Criminal Justice Education and the International Experience:  the value of and challenges to adding study abroad programs for criminal justice majors.  Round table discussion at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Herbig, FJW.  (September 2008).  Conservation Crime:  South African Concerns and Considerations from a Criminological Perspective.  Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Herbig, FJW. (September 2007).  Conservation Crime Causation:  Towards Proactive Compliance Management in South Africa. Paper presentation at the Midwest Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Herbig, FJW.  (October 2007).  Conservation Crime:  Concerns and Considerations.  Paper presentation at the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa, Bi-Annual General Meeting Seminar, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Herbig, FJW. & Hesselink-Louw.  (August 2007).  Criminologists:  an exigent profession within the Criminal Justice, Private and Corporate Sectors.  Paper presentation at the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa, Bi-annual International Conference, Pretoria, South Africa.

Projects

  • SAPS polygraph application liaison

Other

Published Editorials

  • Conservation Crime Research: Taking a step back in order to move forward. Acta Criminologica, 29(2): i-v, (2016).

Published Book Reviews

  • Protest Nation: The Right to Protest in South Africa. (Jane Duncan). Acta Criminologica 29(1): 129-142. (2016).
  • Crimes against nature:  Environmental criminology and ecological justice.  (Edited by Rob White).  Acta Criminologica 22(3): 2009.
  • Crossing the line: When cops become criminals (Liza Grobler). Acta Criminologica 27(1):176, 2014.