n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Restorative justice as an alternative way of dealing with crime

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Crime has been identified as one of the major problems confronting the new democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. In order to deal with this problem effectively, the new government adopted a blueprint against crime in the form of the National Crime Prevention Strategy (the NCPS) in 1996. The overall intention of the government was to create a society in which individuals could live in peace and safety, free from fear of crime and violence.


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