AN INSIGHT INTO RECIDIVISM AMONG MALE AWAITING-TRIAL YOUTH OFFENDERS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE

Recidivism among young offenders is a major concern for society in general and a challenge for all the helping professionals working within the field of rehabilitation of young offenders. Early therapeutic and statutory interventions with young people in conflict with the law are primarily focused o...

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Published in: Social Work Vol. 42; no. 3
Main Author: Gxubane, Thulane
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Stellenbosch University 07-02-2014
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Summary: Recidivism among young offenders is a major concern for society in general and a challenge for all the helping professionals working within the field of rehabilitation of young offenders. Early therapeutic and statutory interventions with young people in conflict with the law are primarily focused on their rehabilitation. The high rate of recidivism among young offenders leads to questions about the effectiveness of the therapeutic and statutory interventions available to them. The ineffectiveness of early interventions with young offenders calls for an understanding of how these young recidivists experience the world around them. An underlying assumption is that a good understanding of various factors that young recidivists believe contribute to their reoffending will help to guide and inform early therapeutic and statutory interventions designed to help them and their families so as to prevent re-offences from occurring
ISSN: 0037-8054
2312-7198
DOI: 10.15270/42-3-302