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A Country At War With Itself : South Africa's Crisis of Crime.

Author: Antony Altbeker
Publisher: Johannesburg : Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2010.
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Crime is tearing South Africa apart. Whether it is hijacking or rape, a home robbery or a husband's explosion of rage, violence is so common that few lives have been left untouched by it. The result is a society deformed by its fears. Closeted behind locked doors and high walls, panic buttons at the ready, members of the middle class live lives haunted by fear. The poor, who are both more likely to be victimised and  Read more...
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Altbeker, Antony.
A Country At War With Itself : South Africa's Crisis of Crime.
Johannesburg : Jonathan Ball Publishers, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Altbeker
ISBN: 9781868424009 1868424006
OCLC Number: 801363814
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents: Title page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Epigraph; Preface; 1. 'Stuff happens' or how we used to think about crime; 2. The crime capital of the world?; 3. Is it getting worse? The facts (and politics) of fear; 4. Why a plague of robbery is so difficult to cure; 5. Kilroy was here: vroumoer in South Africa; 6. A country unhinged; 7. A sunny spot for shady characters or the foreign element in our crime; 8. From 'fighting crime' to 'fighting criminals'; 9. It's about values, stupid!; 10. Hope or despair?; Notes; Copyright.

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Crime is tearing South Africa apart. Whether it is hijacking or rape, a home robbery or a husband's explosion of rage, violence is so common that few lives have been left untouched by it. The result is a society deformed by its fears. Closeted behind locked doors and high walls, panic buttons at the ready, members of the middle class live lives haunted by fear. The poor, who are both more likely to be victimised and less able to secure themselves, are just as traumatised. A Country at War with Itself is a penetrating exploration of South Africa's crime problem. Getting behind the statistics.

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