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dc.contributor.advisor Manganyi, F.
dc.contributor.advisor Maluleke, W. Monyake, Johanna Kedibone 2022-05-17T10:29:16Z 2022-05-17T10:29:16Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract The incidence of child sexual abuse is reaching new statistical highs in South Africa. Studies indicate that every second a child is raped in South Africa. Therefore, Child Sexual Abuse requires abstained approaches to be fastened, solid knowledge foundation and understanding. Failure to respond precisely and treat sexually abused children with sensitivity and professionalism (SAPS officials, healthcare practitioners and the judiciary) limit chances for a successful prosecution and victory to conquer psychological impairments on victims. Therefore, this research explored experiences in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in the treatment of and response to child sexual abuse. The study was confined to Polokwane Policing Cluster (PPC) involving a sample from the South African Police Services (SAPS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Social Department (DSD). This qualitative study adopted non-probability purposive sampling. Initially, the researcher targeted a population of fifteen (15) officials within the PPC who work directly with cases of CSA. However, two officials were not willing to form part of the study. This research was guided by the following objectives to: 1. Determine responses of the CJS to children as victims of sexual offences within the PPC; 2. Establish the protection of psychological well-being of children as victims of sexual offences in Polokwane Policing Cluster; and 3. Review regulatory legislative frameworks addressing the treatment of children as victims of sexual offence in Polokwane Policing Cluster. Moreover, this study examined causes and impacts associated with CSA. The study further reveals consequences of CSA and offer suggested mechanisms stemming from selected participants whom, among others include, but not limited to the following: using the legislative framework approach; the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; protection of children‟s rights and broad statutory approaches for the treatment of sexual offence victims. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 157 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Child sexual abuse. en_US
dc.subject Treatment and response. en_US
dc.subject Criminal Justice System. en_US
dc.subject Underlying psychological factors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Abused children -- Services for en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult child abuse victims en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child sexual abuse -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sexually abused children en_US
dc.title An exploration within the criminal justice system on the treatment of children as victims of sexual offences in Polokwane Policing Cluster, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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