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NCJ Number: 185869 Find in a Library
Title: Asprin for Snake Bites?
Journal: Siyaya!  Issue:5  Dated:Winter 1999  Pages:58-61
Author(s): Antony Altbeker
Editor(s): Janine Rauch
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: Police officers in South Africa prefer to rely on the old-fashioned, aggressive approach to obtaining convictions, while police managers are trying to shift toward a human rights-based style of policing.
Abstract: Police officers are sometimes frustrated by their powerlessness in the face of major crime problems in South Africa. They realize resources are scarce and the scale of the crime problem is significant. Nonetheless, the South African Police Service is undergoing change to overcome prior abuses associated with apartheid. The basic debate among police officers, however, is not how to go from apartheid-style policing to a more community-oriented, human rights-based approach but rather whether their approach should change at all. Efforts are being made to properly train police officers and to upgrade the skills and competencies of police detectives, and the hope is that proper training will improve police work attitudes and morale and contribute to more effective police crime prevention. 1 photograph
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Foreign police; Human rights; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Police management; Police policies and procedures; Police training; South Africa
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