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NCJ Number: 185862 Find in a Library
Title: Star Turn?
Journal: Siyaya!  Issue:5  Dated:Winter 1999  Pages:10-12
Author(s): Jonny Steinberg
Editor(s): Janine Rauch
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 3
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: Difficulties and challenges in implementing the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) in South Africa are noted, with emphasis on preventing violence through the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The philosophy behind the NCPS suggests that tackling violence through the criminal justice system alone is socially undesirable and financially impossible. Rather than brutalize society by incarcerating its citizens on a large scale, the priority should be to discover what it is about the social environment that causes individuals to commit violent acts and to change their behavior. To this end, the four pillars of the NCPS are: (1) to re-engineer the South African criminal justice system; (2) to reshape community values; (3) to focus on environmental design as a crime prevention approach; and (4) to police international borders. Projects affiliated with the NCPS to prevent crime are noted, particularly projects dealing with prisons, alternatives to monetary bail for indigents, and vehicle theft. 1 photograph
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Border control; Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention measures; Environmental design; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign police; Police crime-prevention; South Africa; Violence prevention
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