Quotation Jonck, Petronella, Goujon, Anne, Testa, Maria Rita, Kandala, John L. 2015. Education and crime engagement in South Africa: a national and provincial perspective. International Journal of Educational Development 45 S. 141-151.


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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 State province, the completion of Grade 12 decrease the likelihood of being incarcerated. Thus, pointing at the potential effect of education in reducing crime.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Educational Development
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Education and crime engagement in South Africa: a national and provincial perspective
Volume 45
Year 2015
Page from 141
Page to 151
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.10.002

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Testa, Maria Rita (Details)
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Goujon, Anne (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Jonck, Petronella (National School of Government, South Africa)
Kandala, John L. (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
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