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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse existing strategies/programmes to address a specific crime and victimisation risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119757  Analyse existing strategies/programmes to address a specific crime and victimisation risk 
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 equips learners and practitioners from occupational, vocational or corporate/commercial fields with the knowledge/expertise needed for creating and maintaining safety in society by building and confirming knowledge regarding existing strategies/programmes dealing with crime and victimisation risk.

This unit standard is designed to empower learners/practitioners with the knowledge needed to reduce/prevent crime and victimisation risk, including:
  • Identifying existing crime and victimisation strategies/programmes.
  • Analysing existing crime and victimisation strategies/programmes.
  • Address specific deficiencies in existing strategies/programmes.

    Learners are able to identify, analyse and apply strategies in identified problem areas 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 and the range of strategies/programmes designed to resolve them. 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 

    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.
  • Strategy/programme refers to methods applied to and focusing on specific crime/victimisation risks and processes relating to youth, adults, corporations and the social and physical environment.
  • Programme/strategy purpose can include victim and offender support/services, reduction/prevention of crime and victimisation, education and training in the field of crime and victimisation, restorative justice, rehabilitation, reintegration, punishment and sentencing.
  • Crime and victimisation risk include any factor compromising safety and security at the individual, social, economic, corporate and physical environment level.
  • Criteria refer to the use of specific techniques to determine the effectiveness and/or deficiencies of a crime and victimisation strategy/programme. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify existing crime and victimisation strategies/programmes to address the identified risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent and nature of the crime and victimisation risk to be addressed by the strategy/programme is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information sources to identify existing strategies/programmes to deal with the crime and victimisation risk are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information sources are used to identify appropriate strategies/programmes to address the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse existing strategies/programmes to address the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of existing strategies/programmes are reviewed to determine whether it will address the needs of the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The monitoring criteria of existing strategies/programmes are analysed to determine whether it is appropriate for the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role-players needed for the implementation of existing strategies/programmes are identified to determine human and financial resources required to address the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine criteria to adjust an existing crime and victimisation strategy/programme, if needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria to determine the efficacy of the strategy/programme, deemed appropriate to address the specific crime and victimisation risk, are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria to address specific deficiencies in the selected strategy/programme are applied to deal with the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Criteria to improve the selected crime and victimisation strategy/programme are recommended, if needed. 


    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 the person, 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 Criminal Law and the Constitution.
  • Different programmes to reduce/prevent crime and victimisation.
  • Basic research methods and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation.
  • Different methods to measure crime and victimisation (e.g. official crime statistics, victim crime surveys, research reports). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work and communicate effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community to identify problems in the field of 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 CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to collect information on problem identification 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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