Education and crime engagement in South Africa: a national and provincial perspective

Jonck P, Goujon A, Testa MR, & Kandala J (2015). Education and crime engagement in South Africa: a national and provincial perspective. International Journal of Educational Development 45: 141-151. DOI:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.10.002.

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Abstract

The relationship between crime and education were explored within the South African context from a national and provincial perspective. Drawing from 2001 census data, the inmate and the general population were compared to determine predictors of criminal engagement. With the second dataset on maximum security prisoners in the province of Free State, we explored whether education can predict the type of crime. While education does not delineate crime types in the Free Sate province, the completion of Grade 12 decrease the likelihood of being incarcerated. Thus, pointing at the potential effect of education in reducing crime.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crime; schooling; South Africa; Free State; race; language; social exclusion
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Educational Development; 45:141-151 [November 2015]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:52
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 15:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11351

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