n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The South African national crime prevention strategy : a critique

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The South African National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) was launched on 22 May 1996 as a long-term interdepartmental strategy involving various state departments and civil society in order to establish a comprehensive integrated policy framework to address South Africa's crime problems and to develop national crime prevention programmes. It advocates a wide responsibility for crime prevention and a shift in emphasis from reactive crime control towards proactive crime prevention.

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