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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

School violence in South Africa: Results of the 2012 national school violence study

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Research reports & papers
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Burton, P. & Leoshut, l.
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Violence in South African schools has garnered considerable media attention in South Africa in recent years. In the past year alone, local media coverage of brazenly violent acts – which have at times proven fatal – have again fuelled public opinion that school violence in South Africa is escalating at an alarming rate and that something needs to be done about it.

The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention conducted a study on School violence in South Africa. The 2012 study comes four years after the first sweep of the study, which was conceptualised to provide empirical data on the true nature and extent of violence in South African schools. Read More