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Inside View Police Officials’ Perceptions of Corruption and Integrity Management at Three Gauteng SAPS Stations in 2009

"This paper describes and compares three case studies conducted at Gauteng police stations in 2009. It asks whether and how the Corruption and Fraud Prevention Plan of the South African Police Service (SAPS) was being implemented at these statio...

Policing in South Africa 2010 and Beyond

"Dr Cilliers officially opened the workshop and began his presentation by noting the many exciting developments in policing in the recent past, starting with the appointment of the Honourable Minister Nathi Mthethwa and the National Commissioner o...

Understanding the IPID Mandate for Addressing Police Corruption

"The workshop objective was to explore how the soon-to-be-established IPID should interpret and engage with its mandate. This report presents the inputs and deliberations of the five workshop sessions. In the first session, three researchers spok...

Seeking Peace in Somalia A Review of the Impact of AMISOM Police

"The challenge of making and keeping peace in Somalia, Dr Kisiangani observed, is also about how to strike the right balance between the need for achieving peace in the country and addressing external concerns, including those of Ethiopia (i.e. ...

The Evolution of Organised Crime in Africa Towards a New Response

"This paper attempts to better understand the drivers behind the growth of organised crime in Africa by examining its evolution over time. It finds that organised crime is inextricably linked to the development and changing nature of the African ...

Professionalism and the South African Police Service: What is it and how can it help build safer communities?

"This paper does not seek to offer new empirical data informing the police professionalism debate. Instead, it explores the idea of a professional police agency while probing what the concept might mean in the South African context. Some of its fo...

Corruption in the South African Police Service Civilian Perceptions and Experiences

"This paper has sought to detail the experiences and discourse that inform the current widespread lack of trust and public perception of corruption in the SAPS. The ordinary citizens who participated in this study proposed strongly that the simpl...

Oversight Agencies in South Africa and the Challenge of Police Corruption

"This paper outlines the challenge of tackling corruption in the SAPS. It then sketches the history and structure of three of South Africa’s main police oversight bodies: parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police, the Secretariat for police, and...

National and International Perspectives on Crime and Policing Towards a Coherent Strategy for Crime Reduction in South Africa Beyond 2010

"This paper consists of three parts in considering the issue of crime reduction. First, we focus on theoretical perspectives of crime reduction and then we engage in the debate about ‘Why crime rates fell’ in many Western countries. The final part...

Rainbow Tenement. Crime and policing in inner Johannesburg

"This monograph summarises the findings of the last of these components: a 1,100 household victim survey conducted in Johannesburg Central and Hillbrow police station areas in March 2002 and a follow-up 201 household survey conducted in Hillbrow r...

Sentencing in South Africa Public Perception and Judicial Process

"To understand public perception better, and to assess the extent to which sentencing laws satisfy public demands for the tough punishments of criminals, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Institute for Human Rights and Criminal Jus...

The Challenges of Community Policing in South Africa

"This paper attempts to outline these challenges by providing a brief analysis of the origins of community policing in South Africa and how this influenced the conceptualisation of the later community policing policy. This is followed by a descrip...

Assessing the Crime Fighters The Ability of the Criminal Justice System to Solve and Prosecute Crime

"This paper looks at a number of the criminal justice system’s performance indicators to identify its crucial weaknesses. Most of the analysis will be devoted to the last three years (1996-98) for which comprehensive statistics are available for t...

Tackling the Multi Headed Dragon Evaluating Prospects for a Single Anti-Corruption Agency in South Africa

"This paper attempts to contribute to the debate on how to combat corruption most effectively in South Africa. After examining criteria for successful anti-corruption agencies, discussing the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, id...

Changing Paradigms in Policing - The Significance of Community Policing for the Governance of Security

"There is much talk within South Africa, as indeed across the world,about the importance of community policing as the appropriate way of policing in the new millenium. What are not always clearly spelt out, are the arguments surrounding the relati...

Organised Crime in Post Apartheid South Africa

"The lack of understanding of the growth of organised crime in South Africa has been the result of a general failure to properly analyse the phenomenon. There is little, if any, substantial work on the development of organised crime in the countr...

Partners Against Crime : From Community to Partnership Policing

"Partnership policing is not a new concept in South Africa, but a new and sometimes controversial term. Does it fall under the auspices of community policing or does it replace community policing in its own right? Though many believe that partner...

Reforming South Africa's Criminal Justice System

"The transformation of the most publicly visible component of the criminal justice system is still far from complete. But equally serious problems characterise the system further along - these are primarily in the areas of the detection of crime, ...

Options for City Police Services

"In a recent paper,it says : "Sections of the citizenry are undoubtedly unwilling to wait for the uncertain benefits of police transition, and have made their own arrangements to protect themselves and their possessions. The result is a substantia...

Policing for Profit : The Future of South Africa's Private Security Industry

"A high degree of competition exists between South African private security companies. There are many small fly-by-night type security companies that provide a cheap but substandard service, thereby tarnishing the image and reputation of the indus...

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