Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Africa, Adelene en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Silungwe, Ndumanene Devlin en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-31T19:56:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-31T19:56:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Silungwe, N. 2007. Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10773
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-88). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Juvenile crime is a growing problem in Malawi. International research has focussed on the causes of this type of crime in an attempt to explain and deal with this phenomenon. This study adds to the scholarly knowledge by exploring the life stories of 22 male juvenile offenders currently incarcerated for various crimes in Malawi. Semi-structured life-history interviews were conducted and results are consistent with the existing literature - specifically on risk factors, control theories and life-course theories. This study showed that several factors in childhood and adolescence contributed to the participants' offending behaviour. Participants also made sense of their behaviour by constructing themselves as victims of life circumstances, spiritual and supernatural forces, and an inequitable justice system. Some of these attributional models are uncommon in criminological literature. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Silungwe, N. D. (2007). <i>Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10773 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Silungwe, Ndumanene Devlin. <i>"Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10773 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Silungwe ND. Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10773 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Silungwe, Ndumanene Devlin AB - Juvenile crime is a growing problem in Malawi. International research has focussed on the causes of this type of crime in an attempt to explain and deal with this phenomenon. This study adds to the scholarly knowledge by exploring the life stories of 22 male juvenile offenders currently incarcerated for various crimes in Malawi. Semi-structured life-history interviews were conducted and results are consistent with the existing literature - specifically on risk factors, control theories and life-course theories. This study showed that several factors in childhood and adolescence contributed to the participants' offending behaviour. Participants also made sense of their behaviour by constructing themselves as victims of life circumstances, spiritual and supernatural forces, and an inequitable justice system. Some of these attributional models are uncommon in criminological literature. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders TI - Juvenile crimes in Malawi : life-history narratives of male juvenile offenders UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10773 ER - en_ZA


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