n SA Crime Quarterly - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Publication Date||Sep 2012|
Why are criminal acts in South Africa so violent? This is the question that Bill Dixon poses to criminologists in South Africa in this edition of SA Crime Quarterly. He also offers some insight into why it might be that South African academics and independent researchers have, on the whole, not focused on finding answers to this question - because instead they have tended to focus on how crime can be controlled by police. Dixon suggests that, for many cogent reasons, we have been distracted from trying to develop a better understanding of the context and motivation behind criminal violence because of a pre-occupation with policing.
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