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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use specific techniques to identify risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119755  Use specific techniques to identify risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners and practitioners interested in solving problems related to crime and victimisation. Knowledge of appropriate techniques to identify specific crime and victimisation risk, can contribute to solving these problems and ultimately to the improvement of safety and society.

This unit standard is designed to acquire knowledge regarding problem identification as a first step in solving problems relating to crime and victimisation, including:
  • Techniques to identify risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation.
  • Identification of various crime and victimisation risk factors.
  • Analyse various crime risk factors.

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a range of strategies to identify problems in the field of crime and victimisation. They learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, by identifying specific crime and victimisation problems. They learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in relating to all participants when identifying problems relating to crime and victimisation. The attaining of these outcomes will also contribute to the development of learners' entrepreneurial skills within the field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy Skills at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Crime includes all forms and types of crime, for example, property crimes, crimes against the person, workplace crime and violence, crimes against the environment, etc.
  • Sources of information include primary and secondary sources (e.g. experts in the field of crime and victimisation, official crime statistics, victim surveys, statements and documentation, research by non-governmental organisations and individuals as well as the media)
  • Data gathering techniques include qualitative and quantitative techniques.
  • Crime and victimisation risk include any factor/s compromising safety and security at the individual, social, economic, corporate and physical environmental level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use techniques available to identify risk factors in the field of crime and victimisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information sources (e.g. individuals, reports, statistics) to identify a specific crime and victimisation risk are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific techniques (e.g. identification, prioritisation, analysis, evaluation) are identified to determine crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate data gathering techniques (e.g. surveys, interviews, questionnaires) are selected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply techniques to identify a crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The information sources and data gathering techniques are analysed in terms of appropriateness and applicability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Techniques that apply to the relevant context (individual, social and corporate context) are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The techniques are applied to identify crime and victimisation risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse a specific crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The identified crime and victimisation risks are prioritised in terms of frequency and consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A specific crime and victimisation risk is selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The identified crime and victimisation risk is analysed in terms of nature and extent as well as specific individual, social and corporate factors contributing to the risk. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners should describe and explain:
  • Various types of crimes including property crimes, crimes against people, workplace crime and violence, crimes against the environment, etc.
  • Perspectives and approaches that explain trends and patterns in crime and victimisation.
  • The rights of offenders and victims of crime.
  • The framework provided by South African Constitution and Criminal Law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions, using creative thinking, have been made by identifying problems in the field of crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly in the identification of problems in the field of crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information by identifying a problem related to crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively showing responsibility in the identification of problems in the field of crime and victimisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49709   National Certificate: Criminology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59989   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    2. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    3. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD - PRETORIA 
    4. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS 
    5. Thembi Penelope Vilakazi 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.