oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Research methodology with regard to child abuse

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Since the beginning of time, man's curiosity has been a part of his very humanness. Over the centuries the search for knowledge may be argued to have formed an inherent part of human nature. From birth the human animal carries an inborn urge for exploration which presents itself through a variety of concepts. These concepts - identifiable both in childhood and adulthood - have names such as: intelligence, mischievousness, naughtiness, troublesomeness, ferreter, explorer, student, and finally researcher.

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