Protector or Predator? Tackling Police Corruption in South Africa

“This monograph reflects international and local research and findings about the causes of police corruption and applies them in explaining why police corruption is a persistent challenge in South Africa. This allows for an understanding of how and why police corruption occurred during apartheid and why it continues to persist well into democracy. This monograph also provides details of the SAPS’s approach to tackling corruption and identifies the reasons for the lack of progress. Moreover, it presents a
set of recommendations that, if implemented, are likely to strengthen the ability of the SAPS to promote police integrity which would have the effect of reducing corruption, improving public trust and the ability of the organisation to tackle crime more effectively.”