Crime Wave

The South African underworld and its foes
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Dimensions and Pages: 200mm x 145mm, 224pp
  • EAN: 9781868143689
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Crime Wave takes its readers on a journey across South Africa, offering privileged insights into the South African underworld and its foes. The writing throughout is gritty and colorful but this is not a nihilistic selection of writing playing into the fears of its potential readers. A collage of South African scenes, Crime Wave offers a vivid and somewhat eclectic combination of eyewitness commentary and analysis. Guided by some of the country’s leading criminologists, sociologists, independent researchers, investigators and prosecutors, we attend the funeral of a gangster, and listen in on in-depth interviews with car hijackers. The authors offer a cutting appraisal of the intelligence and detective services in light of the recent Western Cape bombings, they look at why violence persists in the taxi industry and at what’s wrong in the prosecution services in South Africa.

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