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Title:A note on chiefly and national policing in botswana
Author:Bouman, M.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
Geographic term:Botswana
Subjects:social control
Abstract:Discussion of specialization in the execution of social control, particularly policing, in Botswana. A description is given of national and chiefly policing, focusing on 1) past and present 'traditional' means of rule enforcement; 2) the historical background of Botswana's dual police force system; 3) the present structure of and interactions between the policing agencies, i.e. the informal (pseudo)traditional system, the Local Police (the former Tribal Police Force), and the national Botswana Police. On the basis of the available records of the Botswana Police and the Local Police, the division of rule enforcement labour is examined in the villages of Mahalapye, Dinokwe and Kalamare. The three systems appear to interact in various ways, depending on local and geographical circumstances. Bibliogr., notes, ref.