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  • The death penalty in the Cape Provincial Division: 1986-1988 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen; Christina, Murray (South African Journal on Human Rights, 1989)
    This article presents the data that we collected in four tables. These are explained in the first section below. The second part of the article examines three issues that emerge from the data. First, we note the disparity ...
  • Juvenile justice review 1994-1995 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 1995)
    This review of the state of juvenile justice in South Africa introduces a new section to this journal in which annual developments relating to law and policy in the field of juvenile justice will be examined. Juvenile ...
  • Juvenile justice review 1996 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 1996)
    This review follows the 1995 review, the first in this journal, and similarly reviews the period until 30 September 1996. In the year presently under review the principle focus of juvenile justice concern was yet again the ...
  • Prosecutorial attitudes towards diversion 

    Lukas, Muntingh (NICRO National Office, 1998)
    This report investigates a number of issues relating to diversion in an effort to make certain recommendations with regard to the running and management of diversion with a particular emphasis on the discretionary powers ...
  • Juvenile justice review 1997 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 1998)
    The 1997 juvenile justice review charts developments in juvenile justice law in South Africa from November 1996 until October 1997. The most significant development during 1997 was the release of the issue paper on Juvenile ...
  • Juvenile justice review 1998 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen; Lukas, Muntingh (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 1999)
    The 1998 Juvenile Justice Review charts developments in juvenile justice law and practice in South Africa from October 1997 until October 1998. However, the release of the South African Law Commission discussion paper on ...
  • The Juvenile Justice Law Reform Process in South Africa: Can children's rights approach carry the day? 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (Quarterly Law Review, 1999)
    The impetus for juvenile justice law reform sprang originally from concern for the plight of child detainees in the dark days of apartheid in the 1980s. Children, who were at the forefront of the struggle for democratic ...
  • NICRO diversion options 

    Lukas, Muntingh (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders, 2000)
    Since 1994 South Africa has faced many challenges but none so widely experienced as crime. The day-to-day perceptions of living in South Africa are characterised by crime, violence and uncertainty. The criminal justice ...
  • Juvenile justice review 1999-2000 

    Lukas, Muntingh; Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 2001)
    The two years covered in this review have seen major developments in the juvenile justice sphere. Not only have several important judicial decisions been handed down, but the process of law reform has advanced significantly ...
  • South Africa's Heart of Darkness: Sex crimes and child offenders: some trends 

    Redpath, Jean (South African Crime Quarterly, 2003)
    It is a source of great concern that the number of sexual offences committed by children is apparently on the increase. Given that the Child Justice Bill provides for a separate criminal justice process for children, and ...
  • South African prisoner's right to vote 

    Pierre, De Vos (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2004)
    The South African Constitution states that every adult citizen has the right to vote. There has therefore been some legal controversy around the questions of whether it would be unconstitutional to limit the right of any ...
  • Report on the evaluation of the Independent prison visitors (IPV) system 

    Jacqui, Gallinetti (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2004-05)
    This report on the IPV system forms part of a larger study into civilian oversight of the correctional system. Saras Jagwanth has completed an evaluation of the Office of the Inspecting Judge, which should be read in ...
  • Offender rehabilitation and reintegration: taking the White Paper on Corrections forward 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2005)
    Rehabilitation and reintegration, as contemplated on the scale articulated in the White Paper, will indeed require a very careful approach and consideration would have to be given to the major challenges, such as resource ...
  • A Review of the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons of South 

    Jagwanth, Saras (Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
    Independent prison inspectorates and the oversight of prisons by laymen are designed to contribute to improving prison conditions and protecting the human rights of prisoners. The South African model, the Judicial Inspectorate ...
  • Prisoners' rights litigation in South Africa since 1994: a critical evaluation 

    Pierre, De Vos (Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
    It is a sad fact that there is often a huge gap in South Africa between the constitutional promise of a life lived with dignity and respect, on the one hand, and the actual lived reality of people who are supposed to be ...
  • Surveying the prisons landscape - what the numbers tell us 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
    This article will make observations and describe trends using available prison statistics in order to offer a quantitative perspective on the issues of democracy and human rights in South African prisons. In chis sense, ...
  • Alternative sentencing in South Africa: an update 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Institute for Security Studies, 2005)
    With South Africa’s ever growing prison population, the hope is often expressed that non-custodial sentencing options or ‘alternative sentencing’ will relieve the overcrowding and its associated ills. The current situation ...
  • Policy and practice in South African prisons: an update 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (Law, Democracy & Development, 2005)
    In June 2003, the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI) released a policy review concerning major developments in penal policy in South Africa since the advent of constitutionalism in 1994. This paper was widely ...
  • Corruption in the prison context 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2006)
    The point of departure of this paper is that, in general, corruption is a human rights issue, which is accentuated in the prison context given the nature of imprisonment. Three factors create an intrinsic risk for corruption ...
  • Challenges to effective prison governance in South Africa 

    Chris, Tapscott (Law, Democracy & Development, 2006)
    In an attempt to broaden the debate on prison reform in South Africa, this article reports on the findings of the investigation into the status of governance in selected prisons around the country. The study. which set out ...