Torture and Corruption: Violent Exchanges in Marginalized South African Communities

Torture and Corruption: Violent Exchanges in Marginalized South African Communities

This chapter examines the link between corrupt activities and the threat of ill-treatment or torture. It looks at how law enforcement uses force or threats thereof to extort money and services from vulnerable groups and what effects this has.

This chapter was published in "Corruption and Torture: Violent Exchange and the Policing of the Urban Poor," edited by Steffen Jensen and Morten Koch Andersen (Aalborg University Press, 2017).

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Prof. Malose Langa is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development, Department of Psychology, at the University of Witwatersrand and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Recompilation.

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Dr. Hugo van der Merwe is the Director of Research, Knowledge and Learning at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. Since joining CSVR in 1997, he has developed and managed numerous research projects evaluating the work and impact of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and managed various research, advocacy and intervention projects relating to transitional justice in South Africa and on the African continent.

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