Participatory Policing: Modalities in Lay Participation

Imbizo, 1(2): 5-10.

8 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 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

Date Written: August 30, 1994


What I want to do here is to develop the argument for a system of policing within South Africa that takes, as its point of departure, lay participation in policing as a fundamental principe. It is important to state, however, that there is more to policing than the police.

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Shearing, Clifford D, Participatory Policing: Modalities in Lay Participation (August 30, 1994). Imbizo, 1(2): 5-10., Available at SSRN: or

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