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dc.contributor.advisor Mothibi, K. A. Maele, Kgothatso Marry
dc.contributor.other Oliver, C. E. 2019-03-06T09:52:00Z 2019-03-06T09:52:00Z 2018
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice)) -- University of Limpopo, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Vigilantism is a contentious issue that will persist into the future for as long as crime exists. This research aimed at determining community’s perception on vigilantism. The Criminal Justice System has failed community of Matome Village, in the sense that they lost trust and lacked confidence in CJS. Actions involved in vigilantism are not only an expression of people’s anger or frustration but also of their fear. This study adopted both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Probability sampling (Stratified sampling) was used to select participants. For qualitative approach an interview schedule with prearranged questions was conducted and used in both focus group1 and 2 interviews. Focus group 1 consisted of 10 participants, while focus group 2 consisted of 8 participants. For quantitative approach, 80 questionnaires with close-ended and open-ended questions were distributed among community members who took part in the study, and the aim was to get their opinions and experience of vigilantism. The data collected was analysed (thematic content analysis was used) and interpreted by copying exactly words that were said by the participants. The study documented the disadvantages and consequences of vigilantism to fill in the existing gaps of the dangers of vigilante incidents in the literature. Strain theory by Robert Agnew was applied as the suitable theory which best explains why people resort to partake in vigilantism. The research identified factors which contributed mostly to vigilantism, such as: a way of protection and desire for revenge (anger and frustration). KEY WORDS: Vigilantism, Crime, Culprit, Strain, Community participation, Matome Village, Criminal Justice System, Police Officers. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 101 [10] leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Vigilantism en_US
dc.subject Community perception en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice System en_US
dc.subject Matome community en_US
dc.subject Crime en_US
dc.subject Culprit en_US
dc.subject Community participation en_US
dc.subject Police officers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mental representation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vigilante (Bomber) en_US
dc.title Community perceptions on vigilantism in Matome Village en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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