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Popular Justice & Counter-Violence in the New South Africa

Summer 2006

Researching Law, Vol. 17, No. 3

Drawing on extensive fieldwork, ABF Researchers are investigating the emergence and consequences of the escalation of popular justice initiatives in South Africa, which is a response to rising rates of criminal activity in the nation. In one report on this unprecedented research project, they analyze the diverse expressions of alternative policing and the conditions that foster this phenomenon. This edition of Researching Law examines the context of these popular justice initiatives and findings from recent ABF-sponsored research.