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In the Shadow of Sharpeville: Apartheid and Criminal Justice

ISBN13: 9780333716434
ISBN: 0333716434
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £122.00

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This book takes a scalpel to South Africa's system of criminal justice during the Apartheid era. It focuses on the case of the Sharpeville Six to analyse how criminal justice was biased to make convictions easy to secure. The book analyses the technicalities of the criminal law, as well as the quality of evidence and judicial reasoning in the case against the Six. It also conveys vividly through letters from death row the sense people make of their impending execution and how an international campaign to save their lives succeeded with 18 hours to spare.

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Acknowledgements - A Note on the First Person - Introduction - White Rule and Black Resistance - The Law and the State - Apartheid's Criminal Law - Judges and Torture - The Trial of the Sharpeville Accused - The Prosecution Case - How the Defence Replied - The Judge's Contribution - The Nature of the Judgement - The Sentence of Death - The Record of the Appellate Division - Gaol and Death Row - The Families and their Pain - The Fight for Justice - Conclusion and Epilogue - List of Abbreviations - Notes - Maps