oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The passing-out parade: Demilitarisation of the correctional services

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



In July 1995 The Minister of Correctional Services, Dr Sipo Mzimela, announced that the Department of Correctional Services was to be demilitarised. The minister stated that demilitarisation will have important psychological effects on ""inmates, personnel and the whole country."" He reasoned that the Department is an "" .. institution where we help people to change their behaviour.

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