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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...

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...

Why Fighting Crime can Assist Development in Africa Rule of Law and Protection of the Most Vulnerable

"This Report looks at a factor that is often overlooked in explaining Africa’s persistent underdevelopment: crime. Limited government capacity has meant that official data on crime in Africa are sparse, and independent research has also been limit...

Crime and Crime Prevention in South Africa: 10 Years After

"This article argues that South Africa’s criminal justice system has performed well considering the challenges it has faced since 1994. The task now is to deal with increasingly negative public perceptions of safety and renew efforts to prevent cr...

Traditional Justice in Practice A Limpopo Case Study

"The monograph introduces the institution of traditional leadership. It demonstrates how this system has been entrenched in the rural areas and raises related questions (chapter two). It deals with the policy and legislative framework that applies...

Crime Prevention and Morality The Campaign for Moral Regeneration in South Africa

"This monograph aims to chart the development of the moral regeneration campaign, and assess its relevance to the national crime prevention effort in South Africa. The campaign was initiated by former President Mandela in 1997, in an engagement w...

The Role of Local Government in Crime Prevention in South Africa

"This paper aims to provide a broad overview of the emerging policy framework in relation to local government crime prevention, as well as the reasons for this approach. In addition, some attempt is made to outline areas where intervention can occ...

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...

Working for Safety: The Community Work Programme as a Tool for Preventing Violence and Building Safer Communities

The primary purpose of the CWP is to provide an employment safety net. By working in the CWP people who are poor can obtain a basic stable income. But the CWP also makes a big difference to life in the communities in which it is situated. Through...

A Case Study of the Ivory Park Community Work Programme

The CWP provides two days of work per week (up to 100 days per year) to unemployed people who have been enrolled into the programme. This enables participants to use the other three days to look for long-term employment and other opportunities. T...

On the Margins The City of Cape Town and Organised Crime

In this policy brief the following theme is explored: how the design of the city has affected the way criminal networks impact on governance in Cape Town. It does not purport to be comprehensive, though serves as an initial starting point for furt...

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