To be Someone: Status Insecurity and Violence in South Africa

To be Someone: Status Insecurity and Violence in South Africa

The subsequent monograph presents a number of key theories as to the causes of violence among young people in South Africa. It does not attempt to provide a single, definitive solution to the problem but rather seeks to analyze what the authors feel are a number of key factors impacting on children and young people, and which potentially combine to increase the incidence and levels of violence among South Africa's youth and children.


Lillian Artz
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Lillian Artz is a researcher, legal reform, policy analysis, post-conflict criminal justice reform and security specialist. She holds a PhD from Queens University Belfast.

Angela Bonora
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Angela Bonora is the Head of MEL & Research at Laureus. She obtained a MPhil Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as Postgraduate LLB  from the University of Cape Town.

David Bruce
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David Bruce is a Johannesburg-based independent researcher and writer working in the fields of policing, crime and criminal justice. He obtained his Master's Degree Public and Development Management and Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Arts with majors in Legal Theory and Industrial Sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.



Patrick Burton
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Patrick Burton, previously a researcher, is the Executive Director at Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. He obtained a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of KwaZulu-Natal / University of Natal and Higher Diploma (Development Planning) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Diana Jefthas
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Diane Jefthas is a researcher in the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.

Elise Kipperberg
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Elise Kipperberg is an associate professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway

Lezanne Leoschut
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Lezanne Leoschut is the Research Director for the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. She obtained a Masters Degree in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape.

Catherine L. Ward
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Catherine L. Ward is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina, USA.

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