Professionalism and the South African Police Service

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Institute for Security Studies

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Andrew Faull and Brian Rose

Publication date

25 Oct 2012

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Giselle Warton

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18 Sep 2017

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This research paper was published by the Institute for Security Studies on 25 October 2012.

This paper explores developments in the concept of police professionalism that have emerged in South Africa in recent years. It considers professionalism in relation to comparable historical and contemporary developments in the US and UK, and consolidates the different ways in which these are currently manifesting in South Africa. Adding to the current discourse, it suggests that a professional South African Police Service (SAPS) should include a clearly defined, minimalist mandate.

At  the time of  writing this research the author, Andrew Faull, was pursuing a DPhil in Criminology at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Criminology. Prior to this, Andrew Faull had been a researcher and senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies. Further, at  the time this research paper was written, Brian Rose was an intern in the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and his master’s degree in government from John Hopkins University in Washington D.C.

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