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

Mwai Kariuki is a trained criminologist and a security consultant. In 2019, he successfully completed his Ph.D studies in Criminal Justice at the University of South Africa. The title of his Ph.D Thesis was “victimisation and correlates of fear of crime among students in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology”. Before then, he obtained a Master of Criminology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Masinde Muliro University Science and Technology.

He is currently an Assistant Lecturer and the postgraduate coordinator in the Institute of Criminology, Forensics and Security Studies at Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. He has over eight years of experience as an academic and two years as a security consultant. Before joining DeKUT, 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. Before then he worked as an Instructor in the Department of Criminology and Social Work at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology where he served as the attachment, research projects and exams coordinator.

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.

As a criminologist, he has a keen interest in the following areas; victimology, criminal statistics, security studies and criminal justice. Current research includes treatment of crime victims in criminal justice system, prebendal corruption and crimes of the affluent, environmental security, physical protection systems, procedural policing, fear of crime among university students, fear of cyber crimes, and community policing research.

PUBLICATIONS

In Refereed Journals
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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

  • (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.