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Significant factors contributing to youth offending

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dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, S. J. en
dc.contributor.author Maderthaner, Nadia en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:53:24Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1467
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to determine the significant factors contributing to youth offending. A wide range of literature was consulted in order to identify risk factors in youth offending and to guide the researcher throughout this research project. A qualitative research design, supported by descriptive and explanatory goals directed the methodology of this research project. Research tools utilised included case studies, in-depth interviews (aided by an interview guide). Research participants included young, coloured, incarcerated male offenders ranging between 16 and 23 years. The data was interpreted within the criminal event framework; suitable theoretical explanations for youth offending included social bonding and learning. Significant factors that were found to play a role in youth offending were presented under the main themes of family, school and youths environment/community. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 293 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject See file en
dc.subject.ddc 364.360968
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- Social aspects -- South Africa
dc.title Significant factors contributing to youth offending en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminology en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Crimonology) en


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