Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms: Part II - Restorative Justice, Crime, and (In)security in Africa

Acta Juridica, 16:156-170, 2007

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Don Foster

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Abstract

Recently the South African Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Nqakula, argued that local and municipal police should be thought of as 'co-owned' by communities. To enable the realisation of this vision Nqakula was reported to be considering 'changes to the Police Services Act and the laws governing municipal policing'. In this report the Minister is quoted as saying that 'no police force, no matter how big it is, can ever effectively deal with crime' alone. In the Sunday Times, also of 6 May 2007, the Minister is reported as arguing for the importance of forging a closer relationship between the police and the private security industry.

Keywords: safety, security, South Africa

JEL Classification: H70

Suggested Citation

Shearing, Clifford D and Foster, Don, Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms: Part II - Restorative Justice, Crime, and (In)security in Africa. Acta Juridica, 16:156-170, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1603830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1603830

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