Teenagers and alcohol don’t mix. What are parents’ responsibilities to ensure that their children don’t abuse alcohol? We give a variety of tips in our Community Safety feature in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.
Tennis star Bob Hewitt found guilty 30 years after committing sexual abuse against those he coached. Read the details about what had happened in the Crime Series published in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.
Sexting – the exchange of sexual messages or images – is a reality in schools. Teachers and learners are perpetrators and it is important to know about the dangers. Read our article in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.
Teenage alcohol abuse combined with sexting can have devastating & deadly consequences. Parents need to get involved to prevent their children from becoming victims. Read our article in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.
Compiled by Kotie Geldenhuys
Photo by Kotie Geldenhuys
There is no doubt that the successful prosecution of an accused person depends not only strongly on evidence, but also on a good working relationship between the investigating officer and the prosecutor, which will contribute to building a strong case. If an investigator has the confidence to liaise regularly with the prosecutor during the investigation process, the chances of addressing any issues before the case goes to court improve significantly.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Investigating crime can be compared to assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Investigating officers gather and assemble all the pieces to get a clear picture of what happened and to enable them to identify suspects. However, sometimes, investigating officers may be missing a few puzzle pieces when they are lacking important pieces of evidence, a confession, etc.
Despite these missing pieces, some investigating officers may still believe that they know who the perpetrator is. But the question is: How would they go about proving the link between the perpetrator and the crime if they don't have all the puzzle pieces?
Article compiled by Annalise Kempen
Photos by W/O Ndanduleni Nyambeni
Throughout the years of reading about and attending National Police Day events hosted each year on 27 January, I always thought to myself that this is the ideal day to reward and recognise those police members who are "true to the blue". After all, the purpose of National Police Day is for the SAPS to remember the sacrifices that our men and women in blue have made and continue to make as they provide safety for all who live in South Africa, and to thank them for doing so.
By Annalise Kempen
Every now and again, and especially following the death of a well-known person, such as after the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, there seems to be renewed calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. But the question is whether, if such emotional pleas led to the taking of this very controversial step, it would contribute to a decrease in South Africa's high violent crime rate.