Prof. Peacock is the President of the World Society of Victimology and Chair of the Department of the Criminology at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Since the apartheid years in South Africa he has been working actively in the field of victimology with child justice and institutional victimisation as particular focus areas. He has been enjoying ministerial appointments and served as key commentator of a prime time crime and victimisation television documentary series. In pursuit of the advancement of an African Victimology that is both regionally and globally relevant, areas of expertise refer to the victimisation of children deprived of their liberty, street/community children, the victimology of international crimes and transitional justice. As a National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated scientist, he has been playing an active role within the scientific community with the presentation of research findings at various regional and international symposia. He is also invited as a visiting professor to different Higher Education institutions across the globe. Prof. Peacock is a founding member and course co-director of the African Postgraduate Course of Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice of the World Society of Victimology. He has been the recipient of a number of awards (honorary academic colours, Media Publication Awards, study and teaching awards). Prof Peacock is the author of several scientific publications (in English, Spanish and Afrikaans). He serves regularly on the scientific committees of international and local conferences and as an editorial board member of international scientific journals. Most recently, Prof Peacock was the editor of the text Victimology in Africa (2019).