Monaghan, Rachel (2000) Vigilantism in South Africa. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, 9 (2). pp. 47-62. [Journal article]
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The public murder of Rashaad Staggie - a notorious gang leader in Cape Town - by members of PAGAD (people Against Gangsterism and Drugs), and the stoning to death of a driver who had accidentally run over a two-year-old boy by an angry crowd in a township, are but two recent examples of vigilantism in South Africa. These examples do not, however, signal the emergence of a new or recent phenomenon. Rather, vigilantism, the taking of the law into one's own hands can be seen to have existed in a variety of forms throughout the twentieth century. This article examines the changing nature of vigilante activity in South Africa and suggests possible explanations for the continued existence of the phenomenon.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Informal justice, South Africa, vigilantism|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy|
Faculty of Social Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
|Deposited By:||Dr Rachel Monaghan|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2011 13:52|
|Last Modified:||09 Nov 2011 13:52|
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