oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - An exploration of recidivism in South Africa
|Article Title||An exploration of recidivism in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Institute for Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||40 - 57|
|Keyword(s)||Crime phenomenon, Crime specialisation, Data sources, Financial factors, Habitual criminals, Hermeneutic-ethnographic problem, Prison populations, Professional criminals, Situational factors and Socio-political circumstances|
This review deals with an exploration of the known extent of the phenomenon of 'recidivism' in South Africa. The supposed relevance and pragmatism which the study of crime phenomena entails for society often result in unrealistic functional expectations.
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