Factors that could contribute to substance misuse and criminal activity amongst adolescents : an ecological perspective

Jacobs, Tasneem ; Slabbert, Ilze (2019)

CITATION: Jacobs, T. & Slabbert, I. 2019. Factors that could contribute to substance misuse and criminal activity amongst adolescents : an ecological perspective. Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 55(2):223-235, doi:10.15270/55-2-717.

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The increase of criminal behaviour and substance misuse amongst adolescents is of great concern for social service providers. According to the ecological perspective, several factors could contribute to substance misuse and criminal activity amongst adolescents, impacting negatively on their lives. A qualitative study was done to explore and describe the perceptions of social service providers of the factors that could contribute to substance misuse and criminal activity amongst adolescents. Twenty participants took part in this study and certain criteria for inclusion applied. The data were categorised into three themes, namely micro, meso and macro level. Relevant conclusions and recommendations were made.

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