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“Rites of Passage: Using Ritual to Reclaim Young People in Trouble with the Law.”

Karth, Vanja
June 4, 2015

Source: Documents of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Young People at Risk from the website “Young People at Risk South Africaâ€?.

Karth discusses the historically important place of ritual in helping youth to learn what their society expects of them. Karth applies the same to offenders whose offences aren’t too serious and identifies the important elements of ritual. A discussion follows on how to take them through a ritual process in order to equip them to meet those expectations and reintegrate into society.


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