African Developments in Policing

10 Dec 2014
10 Dec 2014

African Developments in Policing
5 May 2011


The Centre took the opportunity to invite scholars attending the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations meeting in Cape Town to join a discussion on African Developments in Policing held at the Centre of Criminology on Thursday 14th April 2011.

Scholars included David Bayley, University of Albany, New York; Andrew Goldsmith, University of Wollongong, Australia; Alice Hills, University of Leeds; Otto Marenin, Washington State University and Elrena van der Spuy, University of Cape Town. They were joined by African policing scholars, Etannibi Alemika, University of Jos in Nigeria, Mutuma Ruteere, from the Centre of Human Rights and Policy Studies, Kenya; Sean Tait, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum; Esther Gumboh, Dept of Public Law, UCT and Clifford Shearing, Centre of Criminology.

The discussion included the following presentations:

Prof Etannibi Alemika (University of Jos, Nigeria: 
“Reflections on the Policing of Political Violence in Nigeria”

Dr Mutuma Ruteere (Director, Centre of Human Rights and Policy Studies, Kenya): 
“Elections and the Policing of Violence in Kenya”

Esther Gumboh – Department of Public Law, UCT: 
“Roving Executioners? Warnings from R v Cheuka on the Shoot to Kill Policy in Malawi”

Sean Tait: African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum: 
“Going Regional : The Role of the African Police Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF) in advancing police reform”

Chair : Elrena van der Spuy, UCT