DOUBLE TROUBLE: Youth from violent families: easy victims of crime?

  • Lezanne Leoschut Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention
Keywords: crime, youth, South Africa, violence, family violence


Crime and violence are pervasive in South Africa, and children and young people in particular are exposed to high rates of violence within their homes. This article demonstrates that exposure to family violence increases the vulnerability of young people to becoming victims of crime. Interventions are needed that aim to change behaviour within families, provide institutional support for children outside the home, and thus make a tangible difference to the lives of South African youth.

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