Lawyers for the people : The South African prosecution service

Lawyers for the people : The South African prosecution service

Author: 
Schonteich, Mahin
Place: 
Pretoria
Publisher: 
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
Phys descriptions: 
227p.
Date published: 
2001
Record type: 
ISBN: 
0-6202-7378-X
Bar code: 
1004365
Call No: 
347.96 SCH
Abstract: 

The prosecution service is a crucial link in the South African criminal justice system. The best detective service and prisons system cannot function properly if those guilty of committing crimes are not prosecuted successfully. The role of the prosecution service is vital if the criminal justice system is to extricate itself from its present crisis. With the right policies, proper management and adequate resources the prosecution service can rapidly boost its performance, thereby removing a crucial bottleneck in the criminal justice process. Given its important role, this monograph looks at the operation of the prosecution service, explores its weaknesses and suggests solutions to the problems inhibiting its effective performance.

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Series: 
ISS monograph series, no. 53
Date created: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2002