Behind the Badge: The Untold Stories of South Africa's Police Service Mambers

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9781770220553: Behind the Badge: The Untold Stories of South Africa's Police Service Mambers

Every South African has a strong opinion on crime and policing, but most know very little about the lives and experiences of the average cop in the 185,000-strong South African Police Service. This book is composed of excerpts from interviews with current and former members of the service who, for the first time, share their personal experiences of life behind the badge.

The book covers a wide range of themes, including reasons for signing up, training, policing under apartheid and transformation after 1994. It describes the experiences of solving cases, using lethal force, being shot at and losing colleagues. Policemen and -women speak frankly about the psychological toll of police work and the impact on their family lives, and gives startling insights into ethics, torture, corruption, sex and power.

There is a mantra among police: 'What happens on the shift stays on the shift.' In Behind the Badge, members break through this wall of silence and reveal the hidden life of the police.

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Andrew Faull is a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies and a reservist in the South African Police Service. He is the author of a book on diversity training in the SAPS, as well as numerous papers and articles on police-related matters.

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Faull, a reservist in the South Africa Police Service and a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, presents short episodic excerpts from interviews with 28 current and former members of the South African Police Service, conducted between late 2008 and September 2009. Excerpts are structured thematically, with chapters on topics such as reasons for signing up, training, corruption, torture, and policing during and after apartheid. The officers describe solving cases, using lethal force, being shot at, and losing colleagues. Readers can follow specific individuals throughout the book by referring to page numbers corresponding to a list of their names. A timeline gives historic and cultural context to the respondents' stories.

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