The subsequent report is a previous attempt to understand the phenomenon of police brutality in South Africa. It forms part of a series of reports commissioned by the Southern African Human Rights NGO Network (SAHRINGON). These reports were intended to document information in the 11 SADC countries on the factors contributing to police brutality, on the form or nature and extent of police brutality, and on the institutional responses to the problem.
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.