Shedding Light on the Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide
Suicide in the SAPS is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately, these statistics are not an anomaly.
Book Launch: A Citizen’s Guide to Crime Trends in South Africa
South Africans care a lot about crime, but much of what we think we know might not be correct. Anine and Mark's new book aims to guide South Africans through crime trends and statistics.
Soweto Uprising: Four decades on South Africa still struggles with violent policing
It is exactly forty years since the Soweto uprising in June 1976 where the South African police met the students with brutal force. How much has changed in terms of policing? Dr. Andrew Faull responds.
Race and crime/Crime and race, in an unequal, transitional context
Dr. Sarah Henkeman recently presented at the HSRC's Racism Dialogue. In this article, she shares some of her insights on the issue of 'race and crime'.
Development Responses for Organised Crime: A planning and programming framework
Development actors are increasingly both recognising the need and being called upon to respond to the challenges of organised crime and its impact. But there remains a significant lacuna on what the implications are for how development programming...
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Friday, 21 October 2016

- Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp & Mark Shaw

South Africa has become no stranger to xenophobia and afrophobia. In their latest article, Theresa and Mark examine the criminalisation of immigrants and foreign nationals.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 13:45

- Mark Shaw & Kim Thomas

Targeted killings or ‘hits’ have become a feature of South Africa's political economy, both licit and illicit. In this article, Mark and Kim examine 16 years of data, findings, and consider it's potential as the symptom to a bigger problem.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00

- Melissa Meyer

There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:15

- Anine Kriegler

South Africa has stubbornly high rates of violent crime. More concerning, though, is that the latest crime stats suggest the recent increase in murders is not slowing - it may even continue.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:00