Sources and Solutions in South Africa
Youth violence: Sources and solutions in South Africa thoroughly and carefully reviews the evidence for risk and protective factors that influence the likelihood of young people acting aggressively. Layers of understanding are built by viewing the problem from a multitude of perspectives, including the current situation in which South African youth are growing up, perspectives from developmental psychology, the influences of race, class and gender, and of the media. The book then reviews the evidence for effective interventions in the contexts of young people’s lives – their homes, their schools, their leisure activities, with gangs, in the criminal justice system, in cities and neighbourhoods, and with sexual offenders. In doing so, thoughtful suggestions are made for keeping an evidence-based perspective while (necessarily) adapting interventions for developing world contexts, such as South Africa. Youth violence in South Africa: Sources and solutions is a valuable addition to the library of anyone who has ever wondered about youth violence, or wanted to do something about it.
The electronic version of Youth Violence: Sources and Solutions in Africa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 South Africa License.
Academics, policy-makers, those who develop and manage violence prevention programmes. The Departments of Justice, Social Development and Correctional Services; the National Prosecuting Authority; Youth diversion service providers (e.g. NICRO); youth-oriented NGOs (e.g., RAPCAN); professional groups of public health practitioners, criminologists, psychologists