HOW WE REALLY GOT IT WRONG: Understanding the failure of crime prevention
Keywords:crime, crime prevention, South Africa, criminal justice system
In the previous issue of the SA Crime Quarterly, Antony Altbeker argued that the country’s decision after 1994 to ‘place the prevention of crime at the centre of the strategic vision for the criminal justice system’ undermined the building of an effective criminal justice system and may have led to the country’s high crime levels. In response to Altbeker’s article which is based on his new book A country at war with itself. South Africa’s crisis of crime (published by Jonathan Ball), this article explains why his arguments leave one both disappointed and despairing.
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