Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Holtzhausen, Leon en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mohajana, Lintle en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T18:11:14Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T18:11:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mohajana, L. 2013. Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11165
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The study explored the risk factors associated with youth offending behaviour in Cape Town, in order to suggest, from a social development point of view, preventive measures that address the risk factors from an outset. The sample that was used consisted of twenty reforming youth offenders (fifteen males and five females) at REALISTIC, a youth restorative centre in Cape Town. The study adopted a qualitative, exploratory approach, using a semi-structured interview schedule for face to face interviews. The sample was purposive and based on the selection of the administrators of the organisation. The results of the interviews, compared with relevant literature and theoretical framework, led to the findings of the study. The findings revealed that substance abuse, academic failure, anti-social peers, low socio-economic status in families and disorganized communities influence offending behaviour among the youth. Additionally, the absence of primary care givers and institutional failures on basic services delivery also exacerbate youth offending behaviour. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Development en_ZA
dc.title Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town 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 Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mohajana, L. (2013). <i>Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11165 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mohajana, Lintle. <i>"Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11165 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mohajana L. Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11165 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mohajana, Lintle AB - The study explored the risk factors associated with youth offending behaviour in Cape Town, in order to suggest, from a social development point of view, preventive measures that address the risk factors from an outset. The sample that was used consisted of twenty reforming youth offenders (fifteen males and five females) at REALISTIC, a youth restorative centre in Cape Town. The study adopted a qualitative, exploratory approach, using a semi-structured interview schedule for face to face interviews. The sample was purposive and based on the selection of the administrators of the organisation. The results of the interviews, compared with relevant literature and theoretical framework, led to the findings of the study. The findings revealed that substance abuse, academic failure, anti-social peers, low socio-economic status in families and disorganized communities influence offending behaviour among the youth. Additionally, the absence of primary care givers and institutional failures on basic services delivery also exacerbate youth offending behaviour. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town TI - Exploring the risk factors associated with youth offending behavior in Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11165 ER - en_ZA


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