oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Die beperkinge op polisiering
|Article Title||Die beperkinge op polisiering|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Author||G.T. Du Preez|
|Publication Date||Jan 1988|
|Pages||4 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Authority, Citizenry, Constitution, Constructive seizure, Delegation of authority, Detention, Division of power, Functional activities, Individual rights, Operational methods and Rule of law|
The police do not possess unlimited powers. Restrictions are placed upon what they may do and what they may not do. In democratic societies it is accepted that people are ruled by laws and not by people. Laws define the limits of individual conduct but at the same time set limits to the control that can be exercised over such conduct.
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