n SA Crime Quarterly - The enthusiasm gap : policing domestic violence
|Article Title||The enthusiasm gap : policing domestic violence|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Publication Date||Jun 2005|
|Pages||13 - 18|
Those monitoring the Domestic Violence Act generally conclude that it is poorly understood and badly implemented by officials in the criminal justice system. But a project aimed at understanding how ordinary cops police South Africa's streets concludes that part of the problem with this conclusion is a failure to grasp the real limitations - legal, logistical and emotional - under which policing operates. These limitations, combined with the sheer volume of cases, affect the way in which ordinary officers handle these incidents.
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