Other publications

The criminal capacity of children in South Africa: International developments & considerations for a review
Author: Ann Skelton and Charmain Badenhorst
Published: May 21, 2011

Prof Ann Skelton and Dr Charmain Badenhorst conducted research on the criminal capacity of children in the South African child justice system. This research is informed by international developments at a United Nations level, together with developments in other countries both on the African continent and elsewhere. The purpose of this research is to add to the debate on the review of the criminal capacity provisions in the Child Justice Act of South Africa, which should take place no later than 2015.

Getting to Know the Child Justice Act
Author: Dr Jacqui Gallinetti and published by the Child Justice Alliance
Published: May 21, 2009

This publication is intended to provide the reader with a simple overview of the contents of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 (the Act). It attempts to reduce the ‘legalise’ of the Act; remove constant cross-references to other sections; and bring themes together in a logical and user-friendly manner.

The New Children's Act - Protecting our Children
Author: Western Cape Department of Social Development
Published: Apr 21, 2009

The brochure contains information on the following: What does the New Children's Act do? How does the Children's Act protect our children? How are children protected against HIV, STD'S and unplanned pregnancies? Who must report abuse? What are our parental responsibilities and rights? Who has parental responsibilities and rights? What about child-headed households? What about our cultural and religious practices?

A baseline study of children in the criminal justice system in 3 district
Author: Jacqui Gallinetti and Daksha Kassan
Published: Dec 21, 2007

This report represents two separate baseline studies undertaken between 2005 and 2007. The first baseline study was undertaken from June 2005 until the end of September 2005. The second one was conducted from September 2006 until mid-February 2007 (with a break between mid-December and mid-January).