Vigilantism in South Africa

Annie DuPre The University of Texas at Austin

This essay provides an analysis of violence in South Africa as it relates to self-help, in particular vigilantism, as a form of social control. According to the theory of self-help, people may use unilateral aggression to express grievance. South Africa currently faces an unprecedented level of morbidity and mortality from violence.

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