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Type Conference Paper - Crime and policing in transitional societies
Title Crime and policing in transitional societies
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
City Johannesburg
Country/State South Africa
While South Africa has faced high levels of crime in the first few years of the establishment of democracy, the country is by no means unique. A number of other societies that have also experienced transitions from authoritarian to democratic rule have undergone similar experiences. In almost all cases, such transitions have been accompanied by equally dramatic changes in economic and social circumstances, some of which have resulted in higher levels of crime.

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