Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo)

Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) – Organisation


The intersection between global illicit flows, violence and crime at the local level remain under-studied, particularly in the Global South where the consequences for development and individual safety are greatest.

The Institute for Safety Governance and Criminology (SafGo) is a partnership between the Centre of Criminology, the Safety and Violence Initiative, and the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Geneva-based Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime. SafGo is developing a research and teaching programme on global illicit markets and flows, local violence and crime risk and protective factors and safety governance. It aims to build a network of Latin American, Asian and African scholars focused on new global and local (in)securities, in particular, environmental security and illicit markets and violence. SafGo is pursuing a more nuanced and interdisciplinary approach to the study of Criminology based on the dynamics and realities in the Global South. 

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