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n SA Crime Quarterly - 'When I see them I feel like beating them' - corruption and the South African Police Service

Volume 2010, Issue 34
  • ISSN : 1991-3877
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Abstract

South African survey data on citizen attitudes towards police have, for the past ten years, indicated a lack of trust in law enforcers. Similarly, the SAPS has, since the early nineties, developed a public image as a widely corrupt organisation. In 2010 the SAPS reverted to military ranks and adopted a discourse of 'force' in an attempt to improve discipline, effectiveness and image. This paper presents a summary of findings from 15 focus groups conducted in mid-2010 that sought to explore public experiences and perceptions of police and police corruption.

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2010-12-01
2017-03-23

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