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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Ndirangu Ndiang’ui
dc.contributor.authorKavivya, Cyprian
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-27T09:00:34Z
dc.date.available2023-03-27T09:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationNDIRANGU, D. N. U., & KAVIVYA, C. (2023). GOVERNMENT POLICY ON REHABILITATION OF CHILDREN INVOLVED IN STREET CRIME IN NAKURU COUNTY. Reviewed Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 4(1), 22-34.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2663-127X
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/25012
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe menace of street children involved in crime is still prevalent in major urban centres in Kenya despite government intervention measures put in place to address the problem. This research examined the government policy on rehabilitation of children involved in street crime in Nakuru County. The study used structural empowerment theory as its foundation. Target population was 595 respondents from children department, prison staff, court staff, street children, the National Youth Service staff and National Government Administrative officers. Stratified random sampling and purposive sampling techniques were utilized to identify 128 respondents from the study population. Data collection instruments included questionnaire for government employees and interview guide for street children. The study questionnaire was checked for validity using expert review and for reliability using the test-retest technique. Quantitative data was analyzed by use of statistical package for social science (SPSS). Both descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized in the process of data analysis. Study findings revealed a statistically significant and positive relationship between government policy interventions and rehabilitation of street children involved in crime. Further still, inadequate funding, inadequate personnel, poor entry behaviour and inadequate tools and equipment in institutions that provide rehabilitation for street children involved in crime were the challenges faced in the implementation of government measures aimed at addressing criminality among street children in Nakuru County. Based on the study findings and conclusions, the study recommended that the government should establish policies and guidelines that are grounded in statute to offer practical solutions to the crime committed by street children. This would mainly be in terms of preventive and supportive programmes for the rehabilitation and reformation of street children, not only those involved in crime but also those who are yet to engage in crime.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherReviewed Journal International of Social Science & Humanitiesen_US
dc.subjectStreet Childrenen_US
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_US
dc.subjectGovernment Policyen_US
dc.titleGovernment Policy on Rehabilitation of Children Involved In Street Crime in Nakuru Countyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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