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An evaluation of the handling of domestic violence cases in the Alice cluster by South African Police Service officials

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dc.contributor.advisor Ngantweni, G.X. (Mr.)
dc.contributor.author Sonjani, Thembisile Baker
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T09:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T09:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6304
dc.description.abstract The study used a qualitative and quantitative approach in evaluating the handling of domestic violence cases in the Alice cluster by the South African Police Service officials. Fifty SAPS officials and twenty victims of domestic violence participated in the research study. Forty cases of domestic violence and four inspection reports by the Eastern Cape Evaluation Service from the Alice cluster were also consulted which served to confirm the responses from the respondents. Questionnaires and interviews were utilized for data collection. The research study revealed that SAPS officials were not properly trained in domestic violence, as a result domestic violence cases were not handled according to the Domestic Violence Act. Some domestic violence victims expressed their dissatisfaction with the handling of their cases. The suggested recommendations include adequate training necessary for SAPS officials to improve service delivery to the victims of domestic violence and proper supervision by the station management. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 150 leaves)
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ( xvi, 150 leaves) : ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Domestic violence
dc.subject South African Police Service
dc.subject Domestic Violence Act, 116 of 1998
dc.subject South African Police Service National Instruction 7 of 1999
dc.subject Domestic violence victims
dc.subject Perpetrators of domestic violence
dc.subject.ddc 364.15550968755
dc.subject.lcsh Family violence -- South Africa -- Alice
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of family violence -- Services for -- South Africa -- Alice
dc.subject.lcsh Police -- South Africa -- Alice
dc.title An evaluation of the handling of domestic violence cases in the Alice cluster by South African Police Service officials en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Police Practice en
dc.description.degree M.Tech. (Policing))


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