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RETURN TO (DIS)ORDER? POLICING GANGS THROUGH THE ARMY

Dr Irvin Kinnes, Content Adviser: Portfolio Committee on Police, and research associate of the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town

This course will look at the deployment of the army in the fight against gangs on the Cape Flats and provide an assessment of the state of safety on the Cape Flats after the deployment of the South African National Defence Force.

 

LECTURE TITLES

  1. Safer communities: disrupting the politics of the police, gangs and community
  2. The new war on gangs: bringing in the SANDF

 

Recommended reading

Kinnes, I. (2017) Contested Governance: Police and Gang Interactions, Unpublished PhD Thesis, UCT.

Manwaring, M. (2005). Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute.

Petrus, T. (2014). Policing South Africa’s Ganglands: A Critique of a Paramilitary   Approach, Acta Criminologica, Southern African Journal of Criminology, 27(2) 2014, 14 – 24. 

Rodgers, D. & Muggah, R. (2009). Gangs as non-state armed groups: the Central American case. Contemporary security policy, 30 (2). pp. 301-317.

 

Date: Monday 13–Tuesday 14 January
Time: 5.00 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R236 Staff & Students R118
Venue: Classroom 2B Kramer Law Building UCT