Youth violence risk assessment: gaps in local knowledge and directions for future research

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-28 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T21:57:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T21:57:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6078
dc.description.abstract There is a lack of research on violence risk assessment in South Africa, particularly on the assessment of risk for violence in children and adolescents. This is problematic because of the strong association between conducting sound assessments and the appropriate referral of youths to intervention programmes. Considering the very high levels of violence in our country, the effective treatment of violent youths is imperative. International literature on violence risk assessment indicates that although a number of instruments designed to assess youth violence risk exist, many primarily focus on identifying psychopathic tendencies in young people, which has stimulated much debate among scholars. In addition to paying careful attention to the content of youth violence risk instruments, their administration should be monitored to ensure that assessment practice is up to standard. Future research efforts in South Africa should be dedicated towards testing the applicability of instruments developed internationally in local settings, and towards the development and testing of local instruments. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Youth violence risk assessment: gaps in local knowledge and directions for future research en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 19(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4586 en
dc.PageNumber 57-64 en
dc.outputnumber 3132 en
dc.bibliographictitle Van der Merwe, A. & Dawes, A. (2007) Youth violence risk assessment: gaps in local knowledge and directions for future research. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 19(1):57-64. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6078 en
dc.publicationyear 2007 en
dc.contributor.author1 Van der Merwe, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Dawes, A. en


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