oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The powers and functions of the South African Police service - a 'new' socio-legal perspective
|Article Title||The powers and functions of the South African Police service - a 'new' socio-legal perspective|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 *Institute for Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||85 - 89|
|Keyword(s)||Community organisations, Constitution, Investigations, Law and order, Maintenance, Preservation of internal security, Prevention of crime, Promote order, South African Police Service Act (Act 68 of 1995) and Stability|
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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