Policing the Police: The Ombudsman Solution

Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Police: the Ombudsman Solution. Indicator SA: Political Monitor. 8(4):11-14

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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: 1991

Abstract

A criminologist takes a provocative look at the current problems besetting the South African security forces in policing transitional politics. Drawing on firsthand experience in formulating security policy for the Canadian police force, Prof Shearing evaluates aspects of the draft peace accord negotiated by some of South Africa's major actors (Sunday Times, 18 August 1991). He debunks current fashionable theories about the non-political role of policing and the potential to reform what he calls 'cop culture'.

Suggested Citation

Shearing, Clifford D, Policing the Police: The Ombudsman Solution (1991). Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Police: the Ombudsman Solution. Indicator SA: Political Monitor. 8(4):11-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3443795

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