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Chandre Gould

Former Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar


    February 12, 2018 — May 4, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Security Studies

    Wilson Center Projects

    Mind the gap: the challenge of taking evidence-based violence prevention programmes to scale, a south-north knowledge exchange

    Full Biography

    Chandré Gould is a senior research fellow in the Justice and Violence Prevention Programme of the Institute for Security Studies and managing editor the journal South African Crime Quarterly. In 2015 she completed a multi-year life history study of violent offenders. The results were published in a book titled Beaten Bad: the life stories of violent offenders. In 2009 she edited a volume titled Criminal (In)Justice: A civil society perspective. Since 2008 she has been the CEO(voluntary) of a community-based organisation that works to prevent violence by providing after school care for children, youth development and parenting programmes. She is co-PI on a three-year study to assess the impact of delivering four evidence-based positive parenting programmes along with a social activation process in a disadvantaged community in South Africa. She convenes a national dialogue forum for government, academics and NGOs in a long-term process that in South Africa.

    Major Publications

    C Gould, Beaten Bad: the lives of violent offenders, Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 2015.


    C. Ward, C. Gould, J Kelly, K. Mauff, How parenting and children’s aggression and mental health are related: A case study of a rural South African town, South African Crime Quarterly 51, March 2015.


    C Gould and B Rappert, Dis-eases of Secrecy: Tracing memory, history and justice, Johannesburg: Jacana media, 2017.