Transformation of the juvenile justice system: A paradigm shift from a punitive justice system of the old order to a restorative justice systems of the new dispensation.

by Raymond, Lezelda

Abstract (Summary)
The aim of this study was to critically examined the juvenile justice system with regard to the theory of restorative justice as a better alternative to the punitive system that recognizes the rights of children as human rights is in line with the convention on the rights of the child. This research looked at punishment as a penal option, which the court imposes on a person for committing a crime. By means of a case study with regards to the One Stop Youth Justice Centre in Port Elizabeth, this study argued that the restorative method of dealing with youth offenders is a better alternative in contrast to the punitive system.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:restorative justice south africa juvenile administration of children legal status laws


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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