n SA Crime Quarterly - Editorial

Volume 2013, Issue 45
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



Few editions of over the past few years have been introduced without reference to the crisis in policing. It is precisely this focus on policing and crime control that has, arguably, distracted South African criminologists from digging deeper to answer the difficult questions about why crime and violence remain such persistent problems. In the September 2012 edition of (41), Bill Dixon set down the challenge to South African criminologists to consider this gap. His conclusion was that it is 'where history and structure meet biography and the human psyche' that the future of South African criminology lies.

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