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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.

Beyond Section 49: Control of the use of lethal force
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Bruce, David.  2011. Beyond section 49: Control of the use of force. SA Crime Quarterly 36.  Institutue for Security Studies. (1.2MB)

Police and the use of force in South Africa: Time for a new approach
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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Institute for Security Studies and African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum  ‘Police and the use of force in South Africa: Time for a new approach, July 2011 (brochure).

 

For printing or reading online the brochure may also be downloaded as an 8 page document here.

 

Copies of the brochure may be obtained from Maimuna Suliman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

A Mountain to Climb" An Assessment of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Institutional Capacity of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service"
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Masuku, T. Strand, P. (October 2009). “A Mountain to Climb" An Assessment of the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Institutional Capacity of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service". Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in collaboration with the Lesotho Mounted Police Service. (pdf 1.16Mb)

Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage
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Sigsworth, R. Vetten, L. Jewkes, R.and Christofides, N. (October 2009). Tracking Rape Case Attrition in Gauteng: The Police Investigation Stage. Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. (pdf 685Kb)

Submission to parliament on proposed closure of Scorpions
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Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (2008) Submission to parliament on proposed closure of Scorpions. 22 July 2008.

“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)

In Service of the People's Democracy: An assessment of the South African Police Service
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Bruce, D., Newham, G. & Masuku, T. (2007). In Service of the People's Democracy: An assessment of the South African Police Service. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in association with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, May.

 

Building Respect for the Badge: The management of the use of force by police
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Bruce, D. (2006). Building Respect for the Badge: The management of the use of force by police. Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, September.