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NCJ Number: 230044 Find in a Library
Title: Spectacle of Crime in the 'New' South Africa: A Historical Perspective (1976-2004)
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:165-184
Author(s): Gail Super
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: New York University
New York, NY 10003
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article is concerned with the spectacle of crime in the 'new' South Africa; it offers a sociological explanation for why crime plays such an important role in governance in South Africa.
Abstract: The article identifies both continuities and shifts between the 'old' and 'new' techniques of rule, showing how the very construction of crime and controversies about measuring it are constituted by and constitutive of power relations within society. The interconnected themes that are addressed are the changing relationship between crime and politics as the African National Congress went from being a resistance organization to governing party and the changing relationship between crime and race. The period that the research covers is from 1976 to 2004. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Crime measurement; Political influences; Politically motivated violent crimes; Race-crime relationships; South Africa
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