South African Crime Quarterly 59

SACQ is published in partnership with the Centre for Criminology at the University of Cape Town. To access individual articles, refer to the table of contents below

We begin 2017 with an issue filled with substance and variety.

Research articles explore adherence to, and implementation of, duties placed on police by the 1998 Domestic Violence Act; the discretion of the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to refuse parole to those serving life sentences; and why organised crime figures choose to live and work in some areas rather than others.

A case note examines the treatment of an accused person who, due to mental illness, is unfit to stand trial but is still required by law to be detained, and a review essay considers the potential of the ‘violence observatory’ model for South Africa.

The issue ends with an On the Record interview with South African Police Service (SAPS) Deputy-National Commissioner, Gary Kruser, who explains the organisation’s new management intervention capacity and strategy.

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