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Child Justice in South Africa

  title={Child Justice in South Africa},
  author={Ann Skelton and Boyane Tshehla},
It is important to understand the history of juvenile justice in order to contextualise current developments. Sociologist Ellen Key (1909), writing just over a hundred years ago, predicted that the 20th century would be the 'century of the child'. She was writing at the end of a century during which welfare-oriented individuals and organisations had founded houses of refuge and reformatories to which children could be referred instead of being sent to prison or deported. Also during the 19th… 
An integrative review of South Africa’s approach to victim support
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Juvenile justice in global perspective
Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus Part I. The Legacy of the 1990s 5 1. American Youth Violence: A Cautionary Tale 7 Franklin E. Zimring 2. The
The Child Justice Act: procedural sentencing issues
In this contribution a number of procedural issues related to the sentencing of child offenders and emanating from the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 are considered in some detail. As a general rule,
The views of social workers on diversion programmes for male juvenile delinquents
Adolescence is a challenging development stage because youths engage in risk-taking behaviour, including anti-social and criminal acts. Factors which contribute to youth becoming involved in crime
An exploration of the criminologist's role in establishing the criminal capacity of children in conflict with the law
Annexure E: Criminal Capacity Check List (pages 61-62) is in English. The Afrikaans or Xhosa version of this document is also available on request
This chapter explores family group conferencing with youth sex offenders within a residential diversion framework, and draws on the findings of a broader study which the author conducted in this area
Inanda's perceptions on the African context of parenting and its effects on crime among the youth in Inanda Township, KwaZulu-Natal.
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Juvenile Justice in the Making (review)
greater chronological coherence would have been helpful. Also, while emphases on the ideal of “gentlemanliness” and the long-term importance of customary attitudes toward male behavior and are
Realising Children’s Rights to Legal Representation and to be Heard in Judicial Proceedings: An Update
Abstract South Africa still has some way to go towards ensuring that children’s rights to legal representation and to be heard are fully implemented in relation to judicial proceedings affecting
Restorative Justice as a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform. A South African Perspective
The South African Cabinet has recently given approval for the introduction into Parliament of a Bill that will provide a new system to deal with child offenders. This article suggests that the
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Crime has been identified as one of the major problems confronting the new democracy in post-apartheid South Africa. In order to deal with this problem effectively, the new government adopted a
Sentencing a child who murders - DPP, KwaZulu-Natal v P 2006 (1) SACR 243 (SCA) : comment
When P was only 12 years old she hired two men to kill her grandmother. At 14 years old she was convicted of murder by Swain J in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg. She received a 'postponed
Restorative Justice: Ideas, Values, Debates
Restorative justice is one of the most talked about developments in the field of crime and justice. Its advocates and practitioners argue that state punishment, society's customary response to crime,
Restorative Justice for Juveniles: Conferencing, Mediation and Circles
Part 1 Setting the scene: introducing restorative justice, Daniel Van Ness, Allison Morris, Gabrielle Maxwell on restoration and punishment - favourable similarities and fortunate differences, Lode
Responsibilities, Rights and Restorative Justice
Restorative justice is practice-led in most of its manifestations (see Miers 2001 ). Although the writings of John Braithwaite (e.g. 1989, 1993, 1999), Howard Zehr (1990), Martin Wright (1996) and
Setting Standards for Restorative Justice
Three types of restorative justice standards are articulated: limiting, maximizing, and enabling standards. They are developed as multidimensional criteria for evaluating restorative justice
Th e Role of International Law in Juvenile Justice Reform in South Africa. Unpublished LLD-thesis, University of the Western Cape
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