Victims and the Criminal Justice System in South Africa

Victims and the Criminal Justice System in South Africa

This paper identifies shortcomings in the criminal justice system and explores the treatment of victims. It indicates that high crime levels can be attributed in part to insensitive treatment of victims by the criminal justice system. This paper explores aspects of that relationship and points to Community Policing and Community Justice Forums (CJFs) as a viable alternative to the existing system.

 

Victims and the Criminal Justice System in South Africa
Duxita Mistry
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Duxita Mistry is a former Researcher in the Criminal Justice Programme at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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