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  • Understanding impunity in the South African law enforcement agencies 

    Muntingh, Lukas; Dereymaeker, Gwenaëlle (Dullah Omar Institute, 2013)
    This paper analyses the underlying structural and functional reasons for de facto impunity in South African law enforcement with specific reference to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Correctional ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 'A short history of time' charting the contribution of social development service delivery to enhance child justice 1996-2006 

    Julia, Sloth-Nielsen (Journal of Social Work, 2007)
    The starting point of this article has been selected as 1996 for several reasons. That year was characterised by three signal events in the history of child justice in South Africa. First, 1996 heralded the adoption of the ...
  • Child justice 

    Lukas, Muntingh (South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 2018)
    Although the period under review is not an extensive one, it must be noted that cases in which higher courts have pronounced on aspects of the Child Justice Act remain, in the view of the author, rather few. In some high ...
  • The betrayal of Steve Biko – South Africa’s initial report to the UN Committee against torture and responses from civil society 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Law, Democracy & Development, 2008)
    This article will focus on State Party obligations in respect of reporting to the UN Committee against Torture (the Committee) under article 19(1)17 of CAT and more particularly on civil society’s interaction with the ...
  • Punishment and deterrence: don’t expect prisons to reduce crime 

    Lukas, Muntingh (SA Crime Quarterly, 2008)
    The belief is thoroughly entrenched that prisons fulfil the triple function of punishing offenders, making society safer by removing dangerous individuals, and deterring potential offenders from committing crime. The fact ...
  • Prisoner re-entry in Cape Town - an exploratory study 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008)
    This study is concerned with the immediate post-release period and asked a very simple question: “What happens to people immediately after they have been released from prison?” The question is aimed at gaining a deeper and ...
  • The criminalization of torture in South Africa 

    Lukas, Muntingh; Lovell, Fernandez (Journal of African Law, 2016)
    This article describes the politics related to the criminalization of torture in South Africa. It studies the differences between torture as an international crime and as a crime under international human rights law. The ...
  • The prevalence of HIV in South Africa's prison system: some, but not all the facts, at last 

    Lukas, Muntingh (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008-05-26)
    The lack of reliable research data and more specifically, data on intervention impact evaluations, present a particular challenge in respect of evidence-based law and policy reform. In resource-constrained environments it ...
  • Prisoners' access to anti-retroviral treatment 

    Lukas, Muntingh; Christopher, Mbazira (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2006)
    Prisoners are susceptible to a number of illness and diseases. This may relate to the conditions of prisons themselves (e.g. poor ventilation is associated with TB), life style (e.g. poor nutrition and substance abuse), ...
  • 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 ...
  • Survey of detention visiting mechanisms in Africa 

    Ackermann, Marilize (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Mechanisms of detention oversight may refer to any number of activities or approaches which would result in the institution of detention being held accountable to the overseeing body. Such actions may include public ...
  • Understanding Oscar’s sentence: Sentencing under Section 276(1)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Act 

    Africa Criminal Justice Reform (Dullah Omar Institute, 2015)
    The recent announcement of the imminent, and subsequently suspended, release on correctional supervision of Oscar Pistorius has attracted significant media attention. For many his possible release is confusing as he was ...
  • The changing face of life imprisonment in South Africa 

    Jamil Ddamulira, Mujuzi (Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, 2008)
    This article investigates the meaning and use of life imprisonment in South Africa in four major legal historical eras: life imprisonment at the time when the death penalty was still lawful in South Africa (including life ...
  • 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 ...
  • Race, gender and socio-economic status in law enforcement in South Africa – are there worrying signs? 

    Muntingh, Lukas (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    In the South African context the right to equality has particular significance given the country’s history of statutory unfair racial discrimination. This paper investigates, based on quantitative data, how different ...
  • The Criminalization of Torture in South Africa 

    Fernandez, Lovell; Muntingh, Lukas (2016)
    This article describes the politics related to the criminalization of torture in South Africa. It studies the differences between torture as an international crime and as a crime under international human rights law. The ...
  • Women in detention in Africa: A review of the literature 

    Ackermann, Marilize (Routledge, 2016)
    Women in prison in Africa experience compounded discrimination due to gender and poverty. Structural inequality results in women being poorly educated, having reduced access to economic resources and legal processes. Women ...