This paper presents the argument that crime prevention through the principles of the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) was an appropriate and relevant strategy for achieving sustainable development in South Africa. The NCPS was chosen as the particular policy framework to be assessed against the social, economic and environmental components of sustainable development. In this way it could be determined to what extent this national strategy supports the key components of sustainable development.
The Relevance of the National Crime Prevention Strategy for Sustainable Development in South Africa
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.