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Protector or Predator? Tackling Police Corruption in South Africa

"This monograph reflects international and local research and findings about the causes of police corruption and applies them in explaining why police corruption is a persistent challenge in South Africa. This allows for an understanding of how an...

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...

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...

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...

Crime and Policing in Transitions: Comparative Perspectives

“The following discussion broadly reflects the debate which took place at the conference. It does not attempt to be a summary of all the papers presented but instead seeks to give a flavour of both the issues discussed and some of the tentative co...

The illegal drug trade in Southern Africa

"Some three years after the demise of apartheid and South Africa's subsequent reemergence into the world community, the country has increasingly become a target of illegal drug merchants. Attracted by the country's relatively advanced communicati...

Ghana after Rawlings

"Ghana is today at an important international, regional and domestic crossroads. The outcome of its journey could affect wider perceptions of the continent generally, and South African business interests specifically. Domestically, Rawlings has...

Crime as business, Business as crime: West African criminal networks in Southern Africa

"Many commentators point to Southern Africa’s resident West African population as the source of lawless activity in the region. Given the dynamic nature of West African criminal networks in the region and their apparent rapid growth, such a study ...

Crime, political transition and urban transformation in South Africa and Brazil

"Urban transformation is a critical part of any well-functioning city. The ability to modify and improve existing infrastructure, opportunities, facilities, etc. is essential to stay competitive in a global world.It is also necessary to adapt to ...

Missed Opportunities, The Role of Education, Health and Social Development in Preventing Crime

"This monograph assesses the policies, programmes and services provided by the Departments of Education, Health and Social Development, and explores the potential of these for impacting on social crime prevention in South Africa. This study is pri...

The Goldenberg Conspiracy The Game of Paper, Gold, Money and Power

"Goldenberg was a high level conspiracy by senior officials of the Moi administration in Kenya, together with local and international wheeler dealers, who capitalised on the government’s desperation for foreign exchange and the greed of the admin...

AIDS, Orphans, Crime,and Instability Exploring the Linkages

"They paint alarming images of economically, politically, and socially disenfranchised hordes of youngsters wreaking havoc on the AIDS-ravaged communities of the future.Do children orphaned by AIDS represent a unique threat to security and stabili...

Paying for Crime: South African Spending on Criminal Justice

"This paper explores how South Africa’s criminal justice system has evolved over the past decade by looking at the approach government has taken to resourcing it. It describes the growth in expenditure on criminal justice,disaggregating this betwe...

Illicit Trafficking of Vehicles across Beit Bridge Border Post

"Over the last decade the trafficking in stolen vehicles has become a prominent form of crime within Southern Africa. Vehicles stolen or hijacked in South Africa are transported across the borders for sale in neighbouring countries. Since 1994 the...

Report from a Symposium on the Investigation and Prosecution of ‘Core International Crimes’ and the Role of the International Criminal Court in Africa

"The first objective was to lay the foundation for greater cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the ICC. The second, and related, objective was to highlight the problems and politics (both domestically within African states and regionall...

Unholy Alliance? Assessing the Links between Organised Criminals and Terrorists in Southern Africa

"This paper explores whether similar links can be substantiated in Southern Africa. In doing so, definitional, theoretical and methodological problems around the concepts of terrorism and organised crime are highlighted. Seven case studies are exa...

Diversion in South Africa A Review of Policy and Practice, 1990–2003

"The purpose of this paper is to review the literature available on diversion in South Africa. The paper is divided into three parts:The first part examines the concept in its most general sense and traces the introduction and development of diver...

Attitudes to Firearms and Crime in Nairobi: Results of a City Survey

"Kenya is at the crossroads of conflict in East Africa and the Horn. Small arms trafficking and proliferation in the region threatens security, stability, and sustainable development.Based on the premise that guns flourish where insecurity prevail...

Tough Choices: Prioritising Criminal Justice Policies

"This paper seeks to answer this question by looking at the role of the criminal justice system, and identifying key interventions to improve the performance of the police and prosecution services. The focus of the paper is on the police and prose...

Crime in South Africa: A Country and Cities Profile

"Crime has been increasing at an escalating rate since 1997. Crime does not affect all people uniformly in South Africa. Johannesburg has the highest volume of serious crime, followed by Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. There is no single satisfact...

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