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Mob Justice and the culture of Vigilantism intensifying within communities

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Last week, one of the discussions that were had on our open line was surrounding the rise of vigilanism and mob justice within communities. The recent crime statistics laid bare the state of community safety is in the country. While many say its due to the disillusionment communities have with law enforcement and the justice system, the culture of mob justice and vigilantism is far reaching than merely an act of frustration or anger.

We answer the following questions: Is it sustainable given our skewed history with law enforcement and how do we creative conducive environment to regain public trust in justice? We are joined by…

Guest: Dr Simon Howell - Senior Researcher at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town

Guest: Jacob Masilela - Chairperson of the Gauteng Community Policing Forum



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