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How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C
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Bantjes, Megan. 2011. How others have done it: A desk study of community projects related to torture, Appendix C. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.With the aim of informing CSVR's development of a community work model to address torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, this desk study examines six community projects conducted in South Africa and in other countries. Details of four of the interventions were found in the literature and information about two projects was gathered in interviews with the staff involved. Each intervention is discussed in terms of six questions that have been found useful for thinking about community work (see Questions about community work, Appendix B). The objectives of CSVR’s community work on torture - transformation, prevention and amelioration - provide the framework for considering the implications of each of these projects for CSVR's development of a model.

A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D
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Langa, Malose. 2011. A methodological dilemma: The street corner approach versus an institutional approach to accessing victims of torture and CIDT, Appendix D. Johannesburg: Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.CSVR developed two research projects to identify and profile survivors of current torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the new South Africa. Two research methods were used to investigate patterns and effects of torture and victims’ access to medical, legal and psychosocial services - the street corner approach and the institutional approach. This report compares and contrasts the strengths and limitations of the institutional and street corner approaches as methods for accessing people who have been tortured recently in South Africa. This reflective report helped to inform the development of CSVR's model for community interventions to address torture detailed in Finding our way: Developing a community work model for addressing torture

‘Brutal logic: violence, sexuality and macho myth in South African men’s prisons and beyond.’
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Gear, S. (2010).  ‘Brutal logic: violence, sexuality and macho myth in South African men’s prisons and beyond.’ In (Eds), Peter Aggleton and Richard Parker, Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group: London and New York.
"Disclosure in prison settings and criminal law: Some best practice recommendations"
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Gear, S. (2009). "Disclosure in prison settings and criminal law: Some best practice recommendations" in, A best practice guide to HIV disclosure. Open Society Foundation for South Africa. (pdf 156KB)

“Rehabilitation and reintegration in African Prisons”
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Dissel, A. (2008) “Rehabilitation and reintegration in African Prisons”, in Jeremy Sarkin (ed), Human Rights in African Prisons, Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town. p 155. (external link)

Prisons in South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy
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Muntingh, L. (2007). Prisons in South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, October. (487 KB)

Doing Time in a Gauteng Juvenile Correctional Centre for Males
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Gear, S. (2007). Doing Time in a Gauteng Juvenile Correctional Centre for Males. Briefing report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, No. 1, September. (378 KB)

Minority Report: The imprisonment of women and girls in Gauteng.
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Haffejee, S., Vetten, L. & Greyling, M. (2006). Minority Report: The imprisonment of women and girls in Gauteng. CSVR Gender Programme, Research Brief No. 04, February. (533 KB)