oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The nature and extent of crime in Umlazi and KwaMashu
|Article Title||The nature and extent of crime in Umlazi and KwaMashu|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Group: Social Dynamics, Human Sciences Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||6 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Assistance refused, Comparative data, Crime statistics, Crimes of violence, Erect barriers, Insecurity, Mistrust, Personal safety, Police records, Suspicion, Type of crimes, Unreported crimes and Victimisation survey|
The eminent French sociologist Emile Durkheim stated nearly a hundred years ago that crime promotes social solidarity in a community as a result of its members joining forces to fight a common threat. Many social scientists have subsequently questioned this view. They contend that the heterogeneity of modem urban populations, in particular, and the geographic mobility that is experienced today are not conducive to the formation of a unified response to crime.
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