Chandre Gould is a senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Programme of the Institute for Security Studies. She has a PhD in History from Rhodes University. Between 1992 and 1994 she worked for the Institute for a Democratic South Africa. She was a founder member of the Network for Independent Monitors and staffed the Eastern Cape office of NIM in the run-up to, and during the 1994 election. Between 1996 and 1999 she was in investigator and evidence analyst for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where she was involved in the investigation of Project Coast - the chemical and biological weapons programme of the Apartheid government. After 1999 she continued researching Project Coast and co-authored a monograph published by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, and numerous papers and articles. She also co-authored a commercially published book about the trial of Dr Wouter Basson in 2002. In 2003 she co-edited a book on small arms in Southern Africa. In 2004 and 2005 she was global network co-ordinator for the BioWeapons Prevention Project. From 2006 to 2008 she was responsible for a two year research project, a collaboration between the ISS and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce, to understand the nature and extent of the sex work industry in Cape Town and the extent to which human trafficking can be said to take place into the industry. The results were published by the ISS in a book titled: Selling Sex in Cape Town: Sex work and human trafficking in a South African City. In 2009 she edited a book on the criminal justice system in South Africa: Criminal (In)Justice: A civil society perspective. Her areas of expertise are: biological weapons control and prevention; social crime prevention; human trafficking and sex work.