oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The powers and functions of the South African Police service - a 'new' socio-legal perspective

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



This review probes the propagated 'new' perspective of policing in South Africa. Statements which were rife prior to and immediately after the election of South Africa's first democratic government were 'public participation', 'community control' and the 'depoliticising' of the policing context.

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