Agents of restorative justice? Probation officers in the child justice system

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dc.contributor.author Gxubane, Thulane
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-13T11:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2008
dc.date.available 2017-09-13T11:22:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.identifier.citation Gxubane, T. 2008. Agents of restorative justice? Probation Officers in the child justice system, In Institute of Security Studies SA Crime Quarterly. Vol. 25, September (pp 11-16). en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1991-3877 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25153
dc.description.abstract Probation officers, like generic social workers, have been and continue to be implementers rather than generators of social policies. Yet, probation officers have an important role to play in transforming the child justice system as they are central to the administration of child justice. This article argues that the Child Justice Bill (B49 of 2002) needs to be aligned with other pieces of legislation and policies that reflect a developmental approach and response to crime. The developmental approach will not only maximise the opportunities for meaningful interventions that could translate into prevention of crime and recidivism among young offenders, but will also have long-term benefits for the young offenders, their victims and society in general. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Institute For Security Studies en_ZA
dc.source South African Crime Quarterly en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://journals.assaf.org.za/sacq/index
dc.subject.other Probation officers
dc.subject.other restorative justice
dc.subject.other child justice system
dc.title Agents of restorative justice? Probation officers in the child justice system en_ZA
dc.type Articles en_ZA
uct.type.publication All en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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