Dix-Peek, D. (2011). Traumatic Stress Update. Volume 2, Number 2, December 2011. Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

Bandeira, M. & Higson-Smith, C. (2011). Responding to the Smoke that Calls: Principles of community-level interventions for the prevention of collective violence. A report for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and the Society, Work and Development Institute (of the University of the Witwatersrand).

Higson-Smith, C., Mulder, B. & Masitha, S. (2006). "Human Dignity Has No Nationality": A Situational Analysis of the Health Needs of Exiled Torture Survivors Living in Johannesburg, South Africa. An unpublished research report for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation: Johannesburg.

Workshop report 2011. Developing a use of force policy for the South African Police Service.  Emoyeni Conference Centre, Johannesburg, 21 - 22 July 2011.

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

von Holdt, Karl., Langa, Malose., Malopo, Sepetla., Mogapi, Nomfundo., Ngubeni, Kindiza., Dlamini, Jacob., and Kirsten, Adèle.  2011. The smoke that calls: Insurgent citizenship and the struggle for a place in the new South Africa.  Centre for the Study of Violence and Society, Work and Development Institute. (1.8MB)

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.


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