Department of Criminal and Procedural Law

Prof SS Terblanche

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Professor
Tel: 012 429 8451
E-mail: terblss@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BIur(PUCHO)
  • LLB (UNISA)
  • LLD (UNISA)

NRF Rating

C1

Currently teaching

Post-graduate

Fields of academic interests

Sentencing (Criminal sentences)

Field of Specialisation

Sentencing (Criminal sentences)

 

Books

  1. The Guide to Sentencing in South Africa 3 ed (2016) LexisNexis Durban 
  2. Kemp G, Terblanche SS & Watney MM Criminal Procedure Casebook 2ed (2017) Juta Cape Town
  3. Joubert JJ (ed) Criminal Procedure Handbook 12 ed (2016) Juta Cape Town – chapter on sentencing
  4. “The discretionary effect of mitigating and aggravating factors: A South African case study” (ch 14) in JV Roberts (ed) Mitigation and aggravation at sentencing (2011) Cambridge University Press
  5. “A sentencing council in South Africa” (ch 14) in Freiberg, A & Gelb, K Penal populism, sentencing councils and sentencing policy (2008) Sydney: Hawkins Press [191-199]
  6. WF Krugel, SS Terblanche Praktiese vonnisoplegging (1990) Digma Pretoria (updated to 2012).
  7. Tonry M, Hatlestad K (eds) Sentencing reform in Overcrowded Times (1997) Oxford University Press [172-177]

Journal articles

  1. (With P Muthaphuli) “A penological perspective on rehabilitation as a sentencing aim” (2017) 30(4) Acta Criminologica 16-32
  2. (With N Mollema) “The effectiveness of sentencing as a measure to combat human trafficking” (2017) 30 SACJ 198-223
  3. "Twenty years of Constitutional Court judgments: What lessons are there about sentencing?" (2017) 20 PELJ 1-37 [http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2017/v20i0a1499]
  4. “Committal to a treatment centre as sentence: Complicated by an incomplete amendment” (2016) 133 SALJ 744-754
  5.  “Aspects of sentencing child offenders in terms of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008” (2013) 14(2) CARSA 1-7
  6.  “Sentencing in Namibia: The main changes since independence” (2013) 26 SACJ 21-40
  7. “The Child Justice Act: procedural sentencing issues” (2013) 16 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 321-350
  8.  “Judgments on sentencing: Leaving a lasting legacy” (2013) 76 THRHR 95-106
  9. “Sentencing” Annual Survey of South African Law: 2011 1186-1227
  10. “The Child Justice Act: a detailed consideration of section 68 as point of departure with respect to the sentencing of young offenders” (2012) 15 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 436-475
  11. (With L Jordaan) “Does the principle of legality require statutory crimes to have specific penalty clauses?  A critical analysis of the decisions of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal in DPP, Western Cape v Prins” (2012) 25 SACJ 379-389
  12. “Sentencing murder and the ideal of equality” (2011) 44 CILSA 97-122.
  13. “The punishment must fit the crime: Also when the offender has previous convictions?” (2011) 21 Stell LR 188-204
  14. “Die boete as straf in die Duitse reg” (2008) 19 Stell LR 347-373
  15. (With Geraldine Mackenzie) “Mandatory sentences in South Africa: Lessons for Australia?” (2008) 41 The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 402-420
  16. "Die boete as straf in die Duitse reg" (2008) 19 Stell LR 347-373
  17. (With Geraldine Mackenzie) "Mandatory sentences in South Africa: Lessons for Australia?" (2008) 41 The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 402-420


Paper presentations

  1. Plenary Paper ‘Sentencing white-collared crime” 10 July 2017, San Francisco, California; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 30th International Conference
  2. Plenary Paper ‘The trial of Oscar Pistorius: Two lessons about privacy’ July 2016, Halifax, Canada; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 29th International Conference
  3. Paper ‘Sentencing rape in South Africa’ September 2015, NWU, Potchefstroom: New Developments Conference
  4. Plenary Paper ‘Child offenders: Imprisonment for the shortest appropriate period – a practical example’ August 2015, CSIR, Pretoria; The South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children 16th Annual National Child Abuse Conference
  5. Plenary Paper ‘Proportionality and Restorative Justice’ June 2014, Vancouver, Canada; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 27th International Conference
  6. Plenary Paper ‘Imprisonment as a last resort and for the shortest appropriate period: A South African perspective’ August 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 26th International Conference
  7. Plenary Paper ‘Structuring sentencing in South Africa’ August 2011, Ottawa, Canada; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 24th International Conference.
  8. Plenary Paper ‘Structuring sentencing in South Africa’ August 2011, Ottawa, Canada; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 24th International Conference.