Paradox and policy: addressing rape in post-apartheid South Africa

Lisa Vetten

in International approaches to rape

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426208
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302629 | DOI:
Paradox and policy: addressing rape in post-apartheid South Africa

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This chapter discusses the rate of reported rape cases in South Africa, which is considered to be among the highest in the world. As a consequence, the country is better known for its alarming statistics and more sensational manifestations of sexual violence than its policy interventions. These challenges are further heightened by South Africa's high level of crime. South Africa's high crime rate affects the availability of criminal justice personnel.

Keywords: South Africa; sexual violence; policy interventions; criminal justice personnel

Chapter.  9041 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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