Tackling Police Corruption in South Africa

Tackling Police Corruption in South Africa

What is the extent and nature of the problem in South Africa? What are its causes and what should be done to curtail it? Are police managers clear about what they have to do to combat and prevent corruption? This document will discuss and attempt to answer these questions. The first section examines the indicators most commonly used to assess the extent and nature of the problem as a way of highlighting the situation in South Africa and looks to underline a strategic approach to combating corruption in the police is presented.


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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