Strengthening Democratic Policing in South Africa Through Internal Systems for Officer Control

Strengthening Democratic Policing in South Africa Through Internal Systems for Officer Control

This article explores some of the dimensions of the challenge of widespread police corruption and ill-discipline which has hindered the legitimacy of the police organization in the eyes of a substantial proportion of the South African public. It challenges and argues that one of the contributory factors for this situation is the failure of the police reform initiative to establish effective systems for internal control.

 

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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.

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