Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre

dc.contributor.advisorGraser, Rolanden_ZA
dc.contributor.authorGxubane, Eric Thulaneen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-27T11:10:15Z
dc.date.available2015-11-27T11:10:15Z
dc.date.issued2004en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 108-113.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe study investigates the problem of recidivism amongst male trial-awaiting youth detained at Bosasa's Dyambu Youth Centre (DYC), to determine whether their experiences with the variables under investigation have in any way influenced them to consider changes in their attitudes towards criminal behaviour. The research design in this study followed both quantitative and qualitative methodological orientations .An interview schedule was constructed in advance and applied in a standardised manner and was administered by the researcher, face to face with each respondent. Data were analysed and presented both quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings in this study revealed that financial gain, drug addiction and peer pressure were the major driving forces and motivating factors that influenced the respondents to become repeatedly involved in criminal behaviour. Lack of a stable source of income, denial of re-admission at school, rejection by family and friends and lack of stable home and accommodation were some of the major factors that made reintegration into the community difficult for the respondents during the period after their previous release. The findings in this study point to inadequacy of services with regard to prevention of crime and recidivism amongst juvenile offenders. Re-integration and after-care services were identified as an area that is grossly neglected in the field of probation and in social work services generally. Nearly all the respondents reported that they would like to abandon their criminal lifestyle but the situations that they face and various other factors highlighted in the study drive them to crime. The predominant factors identified by the respondents as influential in encouraging abandonment of criminal activities include: a fear of heavy criminal record, disgracing the family, the acquisition of various skills and knowledge from DYC workshops and classes; and their own individual thinking.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationGxubane, E. T. (2004). <i>Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15419en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationGxubane, Eric Thulane. <i>"Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15419en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationGxubane, E. 2004. Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Gxubane, Eric Thulane AB - The study investigates the problem of recidivism amongst male trial-awaiting youth detained at Bosasa's Dyambu Youth Centre (DYC), to determine whether their experiences with the variables under investigation have in any way influenced them to consider changes in their attitudes towards criminal behaviour. The research design in this study followed both quantitative and qualitative methodological orientations .An interview schedule was constructed in advance and applied in a standardised manner and was administered by the researcher, face to face with each respondent. Data were analysed and presented both quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings in this study revealed that financial gain, drug addiction and peer pressure were the major driving forces and motivating factors that influenced the respondents to become repeatedly involved in criminal behaviour. Lack of a stable source of income, denial of re-admission at school, rejection by family and friends and lack of stable home and accommodation were some of the major factors that made reintegration into the community difficult for the respondents during the period after their previous release. The findings in this study point to inadequacy of services with regard to prevention of crime and recidivism amongst juvenile offenders. Re-integration and after-care services were identified as an area that is grossly neglected in the field of probation and in social work services generally. Nearly all the respondents reported that they would like to abandon their criminal lifestyle but the situations that they face and various other factors highlighted in the study drive them to crime. The predominant factors identified by the respondents as influential in encouraging abandonment of criminal activities include: a fear of heavy criminal record, disgracing the family, the acquisition of various skills and knowledge from DYC workshops and classes; and their own individual thinking. DA - 2004 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2004 T1 - Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre TI - Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15419 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/15419
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationGxubane ET. Recidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centre. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2004 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15419en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Social Developmenten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherSocial Developmenten_ZA
dc.titleRecidivism among male trial-awaiting youth detained at Dyambu Youth Centreen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMSocScen_ZA
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