Designation: Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, Forensics and Security Studies
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Private Bag, Dedan Kimathi
NYERI, KENYA.
Contacts: Mobile No. +254726541261
Email : mwaipett2007@gmail.com/peterson.mwai@dkut.ac.ke

Mwai Kariuki is a trained criminologist, lecturer and security risk management consultant. An advocate of Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) and Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM).In 2019, he obtained his Ph.D in Criminal Justice at the University of South Africa and holds a Master of criminology and Bachelor degree in criminology from Masinde Muliro University Science and Technology, Kenya.

He is a Lecturer and the postgraduate coordinator in the Institute of Criminology, Forensics and Security Studies (ICFoSS) at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Dekut) with nine years of experience and one year experience as a security risk management consultant. He worked as a Tutorial Fellow in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at Kibabii University where he served as the curriculum review coordinator. Has worked as an Instructor in the Department of Criminology and Social Work at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, serving as attachment, research projects and exams coordinator. Prior to that, between 2009 and 2010 he internedat the Probation Department and the Enforcement Division at the Kerugoya/Kutus Municipality. He is proficient in training, designing, and implementing security and crime related programs.

He has also worked as an intern in the Probation Department and the Enforcement Division at the Kerugoya/Kutus Municipality between 2009 and 2010. He has supervised more than 50 Undergraduate research projects and has previously consulted for several organisations such as Kibabii University College and facilitated several pieces of training in the area of security management. He is proficient in training, designing, and implementing security and crime related programs, such as personnel security investigations and physical protection system. Throughout the period he has acquired research skills, effective teaching, teamwork, motivating, leading, negotiating, multi-tasking and supervisory skills.

His interests include Evidence-Based Policing, Victimology,and Enterprise Security Risk Management. Current research includes criminal victimization, fear of crime, treatment of crime victims in criminal justice system, adoption of ESRM, receptivity to EBP and procedural policing.

PUBLICATIONS

In Refereed Journals

  1. Kariuki, P. M., & Barkhuizen, M. (in press).The conceptualization of ‘the fear of crime’ among students in a peri-urban university in Kenya. Acta Criminologica: Africa Journal of Criminology and Victimology, 34(1). Available at: www.crimsa.ac.za
  2. Kariuki, P. M., & Mogambi, O. N. (2016) Victim Willingness to Engage with the Kenya Criminal Justice System: Does Informational Justice Matter? International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp: (56-64), Month: January-February 2016, Available at: www.noveltyjournals.com
  3. Kariuki, P.M. (2016) Does Interpersonal Justice Influence Crime Victims Willingness to Engage with the Kenya Criminal Justice System? International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp: (26-34), Month: September – October 2016, Available at: www.noveltyjournals.com
  4. Amuya, L., & Kariuki, P.M. (2016) Roles of Community and Police in Implementation of Community Policing: What Are The Levels of Partnership Between the Community and the Police in Community Policing in Teso South, Busia, Kenya? International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp: (8-19), Month: November – December 2016, Available at: www.noveltyjournals.com

Unpublished work

  1. (2016) Victims participation in the Kenya criminal Justice System: What role do victims play? By Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  2. (2016) Challenges on restructuring and performance of contracted security guards in the Hotel industries. By Ochuodho Vincent Ouso; Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  3. (2015) Impediments to the actualisation of Community Policing, a case study of Teso South Sub-County, Busia, Kenya. By; Amuya, o. Levis Kibabii University, Bungoma, Kenya; Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  4. (2014) Treatment of Crime Victims in the Kenya Criminal Justice System in Kirinyaga County in Kenya. Unpublished M. Criminology Thesis. By Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya.

Upcoming research

  • (2021) Student police officers’ receptivity to empirical research and evidence-based policing.By Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  • (2021) Fear of Cyber Crime Victimization among Criminology and Security Management Undergraduate Students: International Comparative Study between Two Selected University in Kenya and South Korea. By Peterson Mwai Kariuki, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya and Gibum Kim, Korea National Police University, Seoul, South Korea.
  • (2019) Role of Predendary in fostering hate crimes in social media among Kenyans. By Kariuki Peterson Mwai, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya.
  • (2019) Fear of Cyber Crime Victimization among Criminology and Security Management Undergraduate Students: International Comparative Study between Two Selected University in Kenya and South Korea. By Peterson Mwai Kariuki, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri, Kenya and Gibum Kim, Korea National Police University, Seoul, South Korea.