ollowing a brief employment in the public service as a District Officer in the Dept. of District Admin. Ms Kebonyengwana, T. O.Mashaka joined the UB Dept. of Sociology in Jan. 2000 as a Staff Development Fellow where she is a Lecturer in Criminology. Her areas of teaching include: Criminological Theories, Research Methods in Criminology, Gender and Justice, Penology, Policing, Electronic Crime, International Policing, Domestic and International Security, and Organised Crime among others.
Her UG degree in Sociology & Public Admin. was completed with the UB in May 1996. In partial fulfilment of the BA Sociology, she completed a study on youth unemployment and crime in Botswana. In September 2001, she obtained her MA Degree in Criminology the University of Middlesex in London, the UK. Her MA thesis was on the effects of prison policies on the prisoners’ experience of their imprisonment. Under the auspices of Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) Ms. Mashaka was part of a team that proposed and completed two nationwide studies on Migration and Poverty as well as Migration and Remittances between 2004 and 2006. She also did a study on the family and youth crime in 2004. Mashaka has been instrumental in the construction and delivery of the BACJS in the UB. Beyond the classroom, she is academic adviser BACJS, mentor & adviser for UB Criminal Justice Society, a student’s based professional organisation, as well as Board Member of the BIRRO, an ex-prisoner NGO.
CJS 121: Introduction to Criminology
CJS 130: Punishment in Contemporary Society
CJS 225: Policing & Society
CJS 245: Gender, Crime & Justice
CJS 321: Research Methods in CJ Studies
CJS 423: International Policing
CJS 424: Domestic and International Security
CJS 426: Electronic Crime
CJS 444: Organised Crime
Youth unemployment & crime
-Family & youth crime control
-Human trafficking, migration & crime
-Penal policy, prisoner experiences of imprisonment
-Gender, crime & justice
-Policing, social control & society
-Migration & Poverty
- Migration & Remittances
-Money laundering, corruption & national security
As part of the drive to grow the discipline of Criminology in the the country, Ms Mashaka is currently part of a team creating two PG Degrees in key specialist areas of Criminology:
Forthcoming 2020: Molepo S.; Faimau G. & Mashaka, K. T. O “CCTV Placement in Gaborone City, Botswana: A critical review through the lens of the Situational Crime Prevention Theory” in Criminology and Social Interaction: Journal of Criminology, Penology & Behavioural Problems'
Mashaka, K. & I. S. Malila (2011) ‘Emerging Crime Trends in Southern Africa’ in Draper, Malcom et. Al Sociology: Supplement for Southern Africa; Always Learning Series. Pearson Education, Cape Town
Balogi, K. (2004) ‘At the crossroads: Family, Youth Deviance and Crime Control in Botswana” Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies Vol. 18 (1) of 2004.
Mashaka, K. (2019) 'When 'national security' is the biggest threat to national security:The threat of money laundering & corruption to national security in Botswana. 4th IPADA 3-5 Jul 2019 JHB, RSA
Mashaka, K. (2014) & I. S. Malila ‘Police oversight in Botswana’: 3rd SAAPAM Limpopo Province, RSA, Mokopane, 29-31 Oct. 2014