oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Democratising the South African Police Service: The role of community police forums
|Article Title||Democratising the South African Police Service: The role of community police forums|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Technikon SA|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||102 - 111|
|Keyword(s)||Accountability, Civil empowerment, Community policing, Criminal investigation, Ethnicity, Human rights, Impartiality and Transparency|
The South African election on 27 April 1994 ushered in a new democracy, which brought about a complete political, social and constitutional change. Old structures had to be transformed and the transformation of the old police force into a democratic police service provides a unique opportunity to see South Africa's Bill of Rights in practice.
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