Law Focus - How Much Violence Can Police Extert

Philisiwe Hadebe and Nirmala Gopal (2019). Police Brutality in South Africa. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Safer spaces
Safer Spaces released an article in 2019 titled ‘Police Brutality in South Africa’; which contains startling statistics ranging from 2014 – 2018 about violent force used by police in the country. Although the Criminal Procedure Act permits the use of force by the police in certain circumstances, knowing how much force can be exerted often seems to be a fine line. As we celebrate June 16, our interest is in reviewing whether the culture of violence so pertinent in the police force under apartheid has improved; further, we examine the relationship between the youth and the police. In conversation with us is Brigadier Denise Beukes and Professor Peter Jordi.
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