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Who should the police be? Finding a new narrative for community policing in South Africa

Marks, Monique; Shearing, Clifford; Wood, Jennifer


In South Africa, police cling to the idea of a policing monopoly and prove reluctant to exhaust possibilities for sharing the load of creating safety. Nevertheless, they operate knowing that feelings of insecurity are rising and diverse 'nodes' for governing security have been established. Police and public authorities realize that a policing monopoly is more a dream than a reality, yet their policies and practices surrounding partnerships reveal an incoherent vision. We argue that this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Police Practice and Research
DOI: 10.1080/15614260802264560


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