oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The passing-out parade: Demilitarisation of the correctional services
|Article Title||The passing-out parade: Demilitarisation of the correctional services|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Police and Prison Research Project, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||17 - 27|
|Keyword(s)||Academic standards, Authoritarian communication, Decision-making, Hierarchical structure, Military codes, Military discipline, Ranking system, Security establishment and Socio-economic problem|
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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