Jacob Zuma’s relentless attack on the judiciary had a setback when the constitutional court sentenced him to 15 months for contempt. But will this achieve its purpose?
Posts published by “Casper Lӧtter”
Dr Casper Lӧtter is a conflict criminologist affiliated to North-West University’s School of Philosophy (Potchefstroom) as researcher extraordinaire.
International experience has shown former model offenders to be high-performing and effective if they are employed in prison
People with the means to employ the best legal minds to plot a course through the labyrinth of legalese can milk the system’s preponderance for fairness
Stereotypes of and violence against Asians in America, and Chinese people by those who fear Covid or by Zulu monarchs are all part of the same unconscious need for “othering” which also drives violence against women
The attempts of the ANC’s top six to convince the former president to attend the Zondo hearings is a good example of an integrative shaming measure
All knowledge is context-dependent, and claims of objective truth are a dangerous political virus
Criminologists argue that prisons deflect attention away from the goings-on of the wealthy and the powerful
If the rich and powerful are afforded amnesty, then so too must the poor who are often pushed into lives of crime
The idea of incarcerating people into exiled spaces designed for ‘discipline’ in European society, is the antithesis to ubuntu … but it served the scramble for Africa and Asia well