Policing the Conflict in South Africa

Policing the Conflict in South Africa


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Policing the Conflict in South Africa by Mary L. Mathews

"Vividly articulates the crucial importance of the police in symbolizing, implementing, and assuring democracy . . . should counter the complacency of political leaders and police administrators in societies which, while not formally segregated, contain minority groups who are appreciably deprived in political, economic, and social terms."--Jerome E. McElroy, executive director, New York City Criminal Justice Agency
Introduction:  An Outline of South African Reform since February 1990, by David Welsh
Part I.  Policing in South Africa: The Past and Present
Our Policing Heritage:  The Major Problems, by Pierre Olivier
The Principles and Problems of Policing in a Changing South Africa, by M. van Eyk
Popular Perceptions of Policing among Blacks in South Africa Today, by Penuell Maduna
Perspectives on Policing, by Gavin Woods
Part II.  The Reform of Policing in South Africa:  Principles, Policies, and Comparisons
The Structure, Membership, and Control of the Police in a New South Africa, by Philip B. Heymann
New Police for a New South Africa:  The Lessons from the United States, by Hubert Williams
The Role of the Police in a Democratic South Africa, by Lee P. Brown
The Development of the Exclusionary Rule in the United States and Its Impact on Police Deviance and Accountability, by Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr.
Police Deviance and Accountability, by Clifford D. Shearing
The Police in a New South Africa:  Accountability and Control, by Nicholas Haysom
From a Police Force to a Police Service:  The New Namibian Police, by Laurie Nathan
Some Questions on the Policing of Mass Demonstrations and Riot Control, by Richard Goldstone
Public Order Policing in Britain, by P. A. J. Waddington
The Policing of Mass Demonstrations and Riot Control in Great Britain, by Avrom Sherr
The History and Development of Policing in Northern Ireland, by John D. Brewer
Re-educating the South African Police:  Comparative Lessons, by John D. Brewer
The first comprehensive analysis of policing in South Africa brings together the sharply conflicting views of representatives of the major parties involved:  the African National Congress, the Pan Africanist Congress, the Inkatha Freedom Party, and the South African Police.  They are joined by internationally recognized experts on policing to examine this contentious, if not explosive, issue in South African politics.
 The result demonstrates the sociological truth that public order is the product of a society's historical, cultural, social, and political structures and processes, rather than of the power or strategies of its police.
M. L. Mathews is advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa in Pietermaritzburg.  Philip B. Heymann is James Barr Ames Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of its Center for Criminal Justice.  A. S. Mathews is James Scott Wylie Professor of Law at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg and director of the Centre for Criminal Justice, Pietermaritzburg.

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ISBN-13: 9780813012247
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Edition description: First
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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