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Professor Dee Smythe
Co-author - Criminal Procedure (Lawsa Volume 12 - Third Edition)
Dee Smythe is a Professor of Public Law and Interim NRF Chair in Security and Justice in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She has been the Director of the Law, Race and Gender Unit and was the Founding Director of UCT’s Centre for Law and Society. Between 2016 and 2018 she served as Deputy Dean for Research in the UCT Law Faculty. Professor Smythe holds BA and LLB degrees from UCT, and JSM and JSD degrees from Stanford Law School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to teaching Criminal Procedure in the UCT LLB, she has also taught LLM courses on Sexual Offences and the Law, Advanced Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Criminal Process (Hons) and Law and Society in Africa.
Professor Smythe is an expert on state responses to gender-based violence, with a specific focus on sexual offences. Her books include Rape Unresolved:– Policing Sexual Offences in South Africa, Should we Consent? The Politics of Rape Law Reform in South Africa (ed. with Artz) and the Sexual Offences Commentary (including two revision services, ed. with Pithey). Other edited volumes include In Search of Equality: Women, Law & Society in Africa (with Rohrs) and Marriage, Land and Custom: Essays on Law and Social Change in South Africa (with Claassens).