oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Criminology of riots

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Riots take place at times in connection with demonstrations, at times in connection with other occurrences. They must not be confused with demonstrations. A demonstration is a peaceful gathering to which the citizens of a constitutional democracy have a constitutional right; it is also a collective protest pointing to socio-cultural deficiencies, thus virtually preventing riots.

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