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dc.contributor.advisor Maluleke, W.
dc.contributor.advisor Manganyi, F. Montsho, Petronella 2022-05-17T10:53:24Z 2022-05-17T10:53:24Z 2021
dc.description Thesis( M. A. ( Criminology and Criminal Justice)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract The VOM and FGC programmes have become valuable instruments for the rehabilitation of offenders. These programmes bring crime victims and offenders together to reach agreements for restitution and community healing. Moreover, the NICRO, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, offers these programmes to offenders and their victims. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of VOM and FGC programmes on recidivism in Polokwane Municipality, Limpopo Province. The study sought to identify factors contributing to recidivism in Limpopo Province, to explore associated challenges in response to recidivism by the local NICRO and to determine strategies employed by NICRO in response to recidivism in the province. The qualitative research approach was used in the study. This study further assumed a phenomenological design, which aims to describe, understand and interpret the meaning that participants give to their everyday life. The non-probability sampling technique was used to select participants of the study. One-on-one semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from adult male and female offenders and their family members who participated in VOM and FGC programmes. Data was also collected using one-on-one semi structured interviews from Social Workers at NICRO. Based on the transcribed data, themes were extracted and analysed using Thematic Contents Analysis (TCA). This allowed for an all-inclusive view to be gained of participants' opinions about insights into the topic. The design of the questionnaire was based on the objectives of the study. This study established that there are factors that contribute to reoffending and challenges in response to recidivism. The findings of the study showed that factors such as unemployment and substance abuse can lead to reoffending. The study recommended that these programmes should address the criminogenic needs of offenders as a measure to respond to recidivism. It has been discovered that VOM and FGC programmes help many offenders to acknowledge and understand the impact of the crime committed to parties. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 152 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Offender en_US
dc.subject Victim en_US
dc.subject NICRO en_US
dc.subject Recidivism en_US
dc.subject Restorative Justice en_US
dc.subject Victim offender mediation en_US
dc.subject Family group conference en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of crime en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Criminals en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recidivists en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Recidivism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Victims of crime -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title The effectiveness of victim-offender mediation and family group conference programmes on recidivism in Polokwane Municipality, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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