This study points to the many factors driving children towards committing crime and shows that it is not feasible to expect correctional institutions alone to be responsible for dealing with the problem.
Kids Behind Bars
Amanda Dissel is an independent consultant in criminal justice and violence prevention issues. This research was conducted while she was Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). She has published on issues of human rights, conditions and treatment of detainees in prisons and police stations, juvenile and child justice, and violent crime.