Child and youth misbehaviour in South Africa - a holistic approach 4/e

Bezuidenhout, C


An in-depth look into the complex and poorly understood phenomenon of youth misbehaviour. Discusses and analyses theories on the nature and causes of deviant behaviour; and assesses them critically with regard to their applicability to South Africa. Presents relevant legal processes; and reinforces theoretical explanations with research and real-world examples. Aimed at enabling both practitioners and students to address the plight of the South African youth in a constructive way so that they can become part of creating a safer South Africa for all its people. Contents include the following: � The difficulty in demarcating the position of children in South Africa � The complex diversity in the various ethnic and racial groupings in South Africa � The local risk factors and international influences associated with youth misbehaviour � The effective processing and treatment of youthful offenders by the South African criminal justice system � Preventive measures based on constitutional guidelines

R 544.50
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Van Schaik Publishers
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