Young people's violent behaviour: social learning in context

SOURCE: Someone stole my smile: an exploration into the causes of youth violence in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Ward
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Burton
KEYWORDS: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5086

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

This chapter explores the nature and risk and protective factors influencing children's development in South Africa and the implications for levels of violent behaviour. It examines the different contexts in which children learn how to behave, the factors that increase and reduce the likelihood of them becoming violent, and how the social environment in South Africa contributes to the levels of violence used by young people today.