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NCJ Number: 149443 Find in a Library
Title: Policing the Conflict in South Africa
Editor(s): M L Mathews; P B Heymann; A S Mathews
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: University Press of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32603
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8130-1224-4
Sale Source: University Press of Florida
15 15th Street, NW
Gainesville, FL 32603
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 16 papers and an introduction provide a detailed analysis of policing in South Africa and present the views of both international experts on policing and representatives of the major parties involved, including the African National Congress, the Pan Africanist Congress, the Inkatha Freedom Party, and the South African Police.
Abstract: The papers were presented at a 1991 meeting that focused on the past, present, and future of policing in South Africa. Individual papers review the history of policing in South Africa, the relationship between police reform and wider democratic reform, torture and killings by police, other police policies and practices, the role of violence as a barrier to police reform, issues related to public order policing in any society, and the role of police leadership. Policing and police reforms in other countries are also examined. The findings of these papers indicate that public order is the product of a society's historical, cultural, social, and political structures and processes, rather than of the power or strategies of its police. Notes, reference lists, information about the authors, and index
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminology; Human rights violations; Police management; Police misconduct; Police reform; South Africa
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