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To come to terms with crime and violence in South Africa, the contributors to this volume suggest that we must go beyond the masks of both the criminal and society itself - the hidden social processes that give rise to crime and violence. They indicate that crime is imbedded in the social structure, in the integration of families and communities, in the breakdown of authority and trust, and in inequalities that breed hostility and disempowerment. These are linked to recent developments in the field of social capital, and to links between violence, economic inequality and the breakdown of social cohesion.

This book presents a number of strategic case studies of crime and injury prevention projects in South Africa, including community responses to crime. From these, and recent local and international research findings, a range of strategic principles relating to crime and violence prevention are drawn, and a model developed to design integrated crime and injury prevention strategies in South Africa.

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Format : 150mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 350
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1958-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1958-8
Publish Year : 2000
Rights : World Rights

Acknowledgements and contributors

Preface

List of tables

List of figures



PART ONE
Introduction to the Public Health Approach

1. Crime, violence and public health
Alex Butchart and Tony Emmett
2. Violence and violence prevention in South Africa: A sociological and historical perspective
Alex Butchart, Martin Terre Blanche, Brandon Hamber and Mohamed Seedat

PART TWO
Case Studies

3. Trauma epidemiology data: Application in the prevention of injury and crime
J.W. van der Spuy and S. Marais
4. Soul City
Lee Rocha-Silva and Graeme Hendricks
5. Centre for Peace Action
Mariana Steyn and Graeme Hendricks
6. The Parent Centre
Alex Butchart and Graeme hendricks
7. Metrorail: Commuter Safety Project
Alex Butchart
8. Kwazulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence
Tony Emmett and Craig Higson-Smith

PART THREE
An Integrated Approach to Crime and Violence Prevention in South Africa

9. Community responses to crime
Tony Emmett, Alex Butchart, Gina Saayman and Royal Lekoba
10. Developing a model for crime and injury prevention in South Africa
Tony Emmett
11. Addressing the underlying causes of crime and violence in South Africa
Tony Emmett

Dr Tony Emmett, at the time of this publication was a research specialist of the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development research programme (CYFSD) at the HSRC.

Alex Butchart is Deputy Director of the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa.

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