Intervening in children's involvement in gangs: views of Cape Town's young people

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dc.description.abstract Gangs have a long history in Cape Town and children tend to begin involvement around age 12. Children's views on causes of children's involvement in gangs and appropriate interventions, were sought for inclusion in policy recommendations. Thirty focus group discussions were held with in- and out-of-school youth in different communities. Participants identified failing social structures as the causes of gangsterism. They recommended interventions to enable social structures to provide a wide range of opportunities for positive youth development, rather than programmes narrowly focused on gangs. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject GANGS en
dc.subject CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.title Intervening in children's involvement in gangs: views of Cape Town's young people en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 24(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Children & Society en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5675 en
dc.PageNumber 50-62 en
dc.outputnumber 4219 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ward, C.L. & Bakhuis, K. (2009) Intervening in childrens involvement in gangs: views of Cape Towns young people. Children & Society. 24(1):50-62. en
dc.publicationyear 2009 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ward, C.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Bakhuis, K. en

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