A young and fragile democracy, South Africa cannot afford to have its courts compromised. Journalist Alex Eliseev examines the murders of Betty Ketani and Michael Thomson to illustrate the potential excellence of the country's judicial system and how easily it can be hampered by heavy case loads, shoddy police work, and poor communication.
Research Article|March 01 2017
Trials and Errors: The Promises and Pitfalls of South Africa’s Criminal Justice System
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 100-106.
Alex Eliseev; Trials and Errors: The Promises and Pitfalls of South Africa’s Criminal Justice System. World Policy Journal 1 March 2017; 34 (1): 100–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3903580
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