oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The object of policing: the abstract utopian perspective versus the practical cynical viewpoint
|Article Title||The object of policing: the abstract utopian perspective versus the practical cynical viewpoint|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||52 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Antagonism, Collective interest, Democratic society, Mechanisms of social control, Order pattern, Proactionism, Protect individual, Reactionism, Separation of powers, Statutory restraints and Typology of conduct|
Van Heerden (1986:8) contends that the concept social order is embodied in the (inherent) pursuit and task of any society, namely orderly and secure coexistence. Each community, whether primitive or extremely complex in nature, consequently consists of interdependent individuals, united because of collective sentiments and interests, who cooperate for the purpose of mutual benefits and survival.
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