Source: (2013) Restorative Justice: An International Journal. 1(1):31-46.

In thinking about issues of security and justice we have, for some time, both together and separately, sought to use the richness and the variety of the institutions and practices that constitute governance across the African continent -- something that Bruce Baker and others like Etannibi Alemika have done so much to reveal -- to stimulate our criminological imaginations. With this in mind, we will use an African lens, and specifically a Southern African lens, as the basis for our reflections. The lens we have selected is an experiment in local capacity security governance in South Africa in the late 1990s. (excerpt)