n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Editorial

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The school plays a central role in the socialisation of a child and it is critical that schools offer a safe environment in which learning and growth can take place. Violence "contaminates" the school environment and jeopardises the educational process. Crime and violence in schools are therefore matters of significant public concern. Although the perception of risk is often greater than reality, many schools face serious problems.

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