Child justice and diversion: will children’s rights outlast the transition?
This chapter is published in a prestigious book associated with the University of Cape Town Department of Criminology. The book takes a critical criminological approach to all aspects of criminal justice in South Africa, and makes an important contribution to the development of criminology in that country. This chapter focuses on the changes to youth justice and the difficulties in ensuring that the rhetoric of children’s rights is matched by actual changes to the practice of child justice.
Citation : Stout, B.R. and Wood, C. (2004) Child Justice and Diversion: Will Children’s Rights outlast the Transition? In: Dixon, B. et al. Justice gained? Crime and crime control in South Africa's Transition. Cape Town: Juta Press pp. 114-139.
ISBN : 1-919713-71-9
Research Group : Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice