Fighting fire with fire: burns us all

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Pillay
KEYWORDS: CRIME, CRIME PREVENTION, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6056

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Abstract

There is much cheering for the tough approach to crime that our new police commissioner, Bheki Cele, brings with him, promising to 'fight fire with fire'. On a recent visit to Latin America, Suren Pillay witnessed the consequences of this approach in the city of Rio de Janeiro.