n SA Crime Quarterly - Children in organised armed violence : young guns
|Article Title||Children in organised armed violence : young guns|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Publication Date||Dec 2005|
|Pages||11 - 14|
The problem of gangs is not new to South Africa. This is one of the reasons that Cape Town has been included in an innovative international study that has identified the phenomenon of 'children in organised armed violence'. Given the youthfulness of South Africa's population, as well as levels of poverty and unemployment, the risk factors for children's involvement in armed gangs as recorded by the international study should serve as an early warning to us.
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