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Personal experiences of victims of violent crimes: an African perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Nel, J. A.
dc.contributor.advisor Mokgatlhe, P. B.
dc.contributor.author Mpata, Modjadji Fletta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T10:18:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T10:18:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7693
dc.description.abstract This research focused on the personal experiences of both male and female victims of violent crimes. The aim of this research was to explore how indigenous Black South Africans understand and deal with victimisation. An African epistemology was used to help gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of the participants. Participants were recruited using purposive sampling strategy. Five participants were selected for this study. Data was collected using individual face-to-face semi-structured interviews. Based on the transcribed data, themes were extracted and analysed using content analysis. The results indicate that participants attributed varying meanings to their victimisation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (156 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Violent crime en
dc.subject Murder en
dc.subject Attempted murder en
dc.subject Armed robbery en
dc.subject Vehicle hijacking en
dc.subject Assault with intent to inflict severe bodily harm en
dc.subject Rape en
dc.subject Direct victim en
dc.subject Indirect victim en
dc.subject Victimisation en
dc.subject Primary victimisation en
dc.subject Secondary victimisation en
dc.subject Victim‟s rights en
dc.subject Victim‟s need en
dc.subject Victim support en
dc.subject Victim empowerment en
dc.subject African epistemology en
dc.subject.ddc 364.15
dc.subject.lcsh Violent crimes -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of crimes -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Violence -- Psychological aspects
dc.title Personal experiences of victims of violent crimes: an African perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree M. A. (Clinical Psychology)


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