This report goes beyond simply looking at the circumstances of occurrence of police custody/action deaths in Gauteng and attempts to provide the framework for a strategy which would aim to assist in the prevention of these deaths, with the intention that the rate of these deaths be reduced dramatically in the medium term. The report is therefore intended to stimulate discussion around the prevention of police custody/action deaths as well as providing direction to further research.
Towards a Strategy for Prevention
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.