Bad Cops Get a Break: The Closure of the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit

Bad Cops Get a Break: The Closure of the SAPS Anti-Corruption Unit

Recently the SAPS announced that it would close its anti-corruption unit and integrate some of its members into the organised crime unit. This paper draws on international experience to argue that this decision is a mistake and that a specialised unit dedicated to investigating police crime and corruption is crucial if police corruption is to be tackled effectively.


Gareth Newham
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Gareth Newham is the former Senior Project manager at the criminal justice program at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). He obtained his Masters in Management, Public and Development Management from The University of the Witwatersrand, Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Research Methodology Social Sciences from The Stellenbosch University and his Honours in Political Studies Social Sciences from The University of Cape Town.

Lulama Gomomo
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Lulama Gomomo is a Researcher in the Criminal Justice Programme at CSVR

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