The article offers an analysis of the potential impact of the Community Work Programme (CWP), a public employment initiative, on crime and violence. The CWP may have an impact on crime and violence through a number of different 'pathways', one of which is through wages provided to the participants. This paper investigates this pathway, looking in particular at its gendered dynamics.
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.