STOPPING COP KILLING: Lessons and limitations of South African research

  • David Bruce Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Keywords: police, murder, police killings, South Africa, risk

Abstract

One issue that has been of particular concern in South Africa over the last few years has been the high number of violent incidents in which members of the SAPS have been killed. Research has been done to determine the risk profile of police, the circumstances of killings both on and off duty, and the motives of police killers. But there are unanswered questions and further research could contribute to a better understanding of the dangers facing police.

Author Biography

David Bruce, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

 

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Published
2006-03-08
Section
Research articles