Social disorganisation, social capital and violence prevention in South Africa

SOURCE: African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Emmett
KEYWORDS: CRIME, CRIME PREVENTION, SOCIAL DISORGANISATION, VIOLENCE PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2492

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Abstract

High Crime and violence rates in south Africa are associated with the progressive disintegration of families and communities that occurred under apartheid. Not only does social disorganization lead to the breakdown of informal social control in communities and families, but also weakens the capacities of communities to protect themselves against crime.