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  • Op-ed: Inadequate and violent policing in KwaZulu-Natal: What's behind it?
    KwaZulu-Natal has long suffered from inadequate, corrupt and violent policing. R ... KwaZulu-Natal has long suffered from inadequate, corrupt and violent policing. Recent events have simply made it more obvious. The problem of policing in the province dates from before the transition to democracy. Policing is a national function - in South Africa is in crisis and in KwaZulu-Natal the crisis is magnified, writes Jean Redpath.
    Jul 26, 2021
  • Op-ed: COVID-19: Prisons, overcrowding and preventing transmission
    Jul 07, 2021
  • Op-ed: Law enforcement and DUI — how to curb South Africa’s road crash epidemic
    The severity of the punishment, if caught, is not a deterrent to committing crim ... The severity of the punishment, if caught, is not a deterrent to committing crime. If consumers of alcohol can be fairly certain that if they get behind the steering wheel of a vehicle that they will be stopped and tested, they will be less likely to do so and make alternative arrangements or postpone their travel.
    Jul 07, 2021
  • ACJR Publications
  • RESEARCH REPORT: The Prosecution Service and the Provinces
    This paper explores the relationship between the provinces and the NPA by lookin ... This paper explores the relationship between the provinces and the NPA by looking at the legal framework as well as a few case studies and examples of cooperation that have emerged. Recommendations are made for a way forward.
    Sep 10, 2021
  • Delegation of the prosecutorial function to state entities | Presentation by Dr Jean Redpath
    Delegation of the prosecutorial function to state entities: Expanding prosecutio ... Delegation of the prosecutorial function to state entities: Expanding prosecution of neglected crimes, 3 September 2021
    Sep 06, 2021
  • RESEARCH REPORT: Delegations of the prosecutorial function to State Entities: Expanding prosecution of neglected crimes
    Report by Dr Jean Redpath. Delegations of the prosecutorial function to state e ... Report by Dr Jean Redpath. Delegations of the prosecutorial function to state entities: Expanding prosecution of neglected crimes.
    Sep 03, 2021
  • Op-ed: Inadequate and violent policing in KwaZulu-Natal: What's behind it?
    KwaZulu-Natal has long suffered from inadequate, corrupt and violent policing. R ... KwaZulu-Natal has long suffered from inadequate, corrupt and violent policing. Recent events have simply made it more obvious. The problem of policing in the province dates from before the transition to democracy. Policing is a national function - in South Africa is in crisis and in KwaZulu-Natal the crisis is magnified, writes Jean Redpath.
    Jul 26, 2021
  • ACJR Submission on the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services Draft Bill | 23 October 2020
    This is a Submission by ACJR on the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Servi ... This is a Submission by ACJR on the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services Draft Bill
    Jul 09, 2021
  • Submission on ‘The Contribution of SOE's to Vision 2030: case studies of Eskom, Transnet and PRASA’ | 30 June 2020
    Submission by the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape on ... Submission by the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape on ‘The Contribution of SOE's to Vision 2030: case studies of Eskom, Transnet and PRASA’, 30 June 2020
    Jul 08, 2021
  • Events
  • Prosecution Priorities: Selecting for success or prosecuting for impact?
    This webinar is based on a paper which seeks to understand why that might be the ... This webinar is based on a paper which seeks to understand why that might be the case and proposes a process and a logic for developing prosecution priorities which may change this result and improve the impact of prosecutions.
    Sep 15, 2021
  • Delegations of the prosecutorial function to state entities: Expanding prosecution of neglected crimes
    This webinar will explore the rationale, law and possibilities for delegation of ... This webinar will explore the rationale, law and possibilities for delegation of the prosecution function to appropriate state entities.
    Aug 30, 2021
  • Virtual meeting: New research paper "The prosecution service and the provinces" [4 August 2021]
    Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) is hosting a virtual meeting on 4 August 2 ... Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) is hosting a virtual meeting on 4 August 2021 on a 'New research paper "The prosecution service and the provinces"' by Prof Lukas Muntingh
    Jul 27, 2021
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    ACJR on Twitter
    ACJReform : [INVITATION] Join us on 22 September 2021, 10h00 AM (SAST) for the 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐫… https://t.co/6d107SMyA0
    Sep 15, 2021 03:38 PM
    ACJReform : [WEBINAR]: Join us on 3 Sept 2021 at 11am (SAST) for the 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞… https://t.co/t55Uux3LYS
    Aug 31, 2021 12:04 PM
    ACJReform : ACJR will be hosting a virtual meeting on 4 August 2021 on a 'New research paper "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽… https://t.co/QUTQz5b50E
    Jul 27, 2021 12:55 PM
    ACJReform : [WATCH] On 16 July 2021 @ACJReform and @CHR_HumanRights hosted the 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐮𝐬 𝐎𝐬𝐞𝐠𝐚 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 Click the l… https://t.co/U7gf594vAj
    Jul 27, 2021 10:22 AM
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