Policing and Crime Control in Post-apartheid South Africa

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Routledge, Apr 22, 2016 - Social Science - 158 pages
Once a marginal political issue, crime control now occupies a central place on the social, political and economic agenda of contemporary liberal democracies. Nowhere more so than in post-apartheid South Africa, where the transition from apartheid rule to democratic rule was marked by a shift in concern from political to criminal violence. In this book Anne-Marie Singh offers a comprehensive account of policing transformations in post-apartheid South Africa. Her analysis of crime and mechanisms for its control is linked to an analysis of neo-liberal policies, providing the basis for a critique of existing analyses of liberal democratic governance. Themes addressed in the book include the exercise of coercive authority, state and non-state expertise in policing, the 'rationally-choosing' criminal, and the importance of developing an active and responsible citizenship.
 

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Contents

Series Editors Preface
Crime Control and the Private Security Industry
Crime Control and Corporate Enterprises
Crime Control and Community Authorities
Coercion Crime Control and Governance
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Anne-Marie Singh, Ryerson University, Canada

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