Extracted from text ... This study and its publication is funded by USAID and the Ford Foundation.
Their generous assistance is gratefully acknowledged.
Spending on the South African criminal justice system has been increasing in
real terms for a number of years. One-tenth of annual government expenditure
is devoted to policing, prosecuting and incarcerating the country's criminals.
Notwithstanding the increase in public expenditure on the criminal justice
system, criminal justice departments are overwhelmed by the number of
cases, trials and prisoners they are expected to handle.
Increasingly, demands are placed on the criminal justice system to do more
with less. This is not ..