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By Gail Super

This e-book offers with the historical transition to democracy in South Africa and its influence upon crime and punishment. It examines how the matter of crime has emerged as a massive factor to be ruled in post-apartheid South Africa. Having gone through a dramatic transition from authoritarianism to democracy, from a white minority to black majority executive, South Africa offers wealthy fabric at the position that political authority, and demanding situations to it, play within the building of crime and criminal activity. As such, the learn is set the socio-cultural and political importance of crime and punishment within the context of a metamorphosis of regime. The paintings makes use of the South African case examine to envision a question of wider curiosity, particularly the politics of punishment and race in neoliberalizing regimes. It presents attention-grabbing and illuminating empirical fabric to the wider debate on crime regulate in post-welfare/neoliberalizing/post transition polities.

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