n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Policing of an urban periphery : the case of Khayelitsha
|Article Title||Policing of an urban periphery : the case of Khayelitsha|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||377 - 403|
A pervasive sense of crisis had long beset the policing of the Apartheid colony. The transition to democracy, it was thought, would finally put that crisis to bed. The early post-1994 period of reconstruction envisaged that far-reaching policy reforms and institutional changes would replace the old system, with a community-orientated, democratic model of policing emphasising accountability and efficiency. Over the past twenty-odd years much effort has gone into the dismantling of the structures, operational strategies and cultural mind-sets associated with the Apartheid model of paramilitary policing. A bold emphasis on collaborative partnerships between communities and police was intended to replace the spirit of adversarialism which often defined community-police interactions under Apartheid.
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