Effective Crime Investigation and Prosecution – The Link Between Victim and Witness Issues

Effective Crime Investigation and Prosecution – The Link Between Victim and Witness Issues

The paper is concerned with the creation of an effective "evidence based" criminal justice process in South Africa and particularly with the role of the witness (i.e. the "prosecution" rather than the "defence" witness) therein. Despite an increasing reliance on witnesses in order for cases to be solved and prosecuted effectively due recognition has not been given to witness issues in criminal justice policy. The paper therefore looks at the role and significance of witnesses in the process of crime investigation and prosecution.

 

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David Bruce
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David Bruce is a Johannesburg-based independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and criminal justice. He obtained his Master's Degree Public and Development Management and Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Arts with majors in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

 

 

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