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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain individual, social and corporate factors contributing to crime and victimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119758  Explain individual, social and corporate 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 understanding the risks associated with crime and victimisation. The rationale for this unit standard is based on the importance of creating and maintaining a safe society, especially in terms of contributions to improving safety in society by building and confirming knowledge regarding crime and victimisation.

This unit standard is designed to acquire knowledge regarding factors contributing to crime and victimisation, including:
  • Factors contributing to crime on an individual, social and corporate level.
  • Factors that influence victimisation risk on an individual, social and corporate level.
  • Explain individual, social and corporate factors contributing to crime and victimisation.

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a range of strategies to learn more effectively as they identify various factors that increase or influence crime and victimisation risk. They learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities, by identifying and addressing factors contributing to crime and victimisation. They learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in relating to all participants when identifying factors contributing to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. 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 
  • Individual factors refer to factors such as gender, age, race, education, biological and psychological factors as well as lifestyle factors such as alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Social factors refer to factors such as socio-cultural, political and economic factors, social integration as well as interpersonal, family and peer group relations.
  • Corporate factors refer to factors such as employee/employer relationships, policies and regulations, labour relations, job descriptions, communications systems, lack of work ethics and morality, ineffective individual and corporate security etc.
  • 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify factors contributing to crime on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual factors that contribute to criminal behaviour are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Social factors contributing to crime are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors contributing to crime on a corporate level are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approaches and perspectives associated with criminal behaviour on an individual, social and corporate level is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Indicate factors that influence victimisation risk on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Individual factors that contribute to criminal victimisation are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Social factors contributing to criminal victimisation are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors contributing to criminal victimisation on a corporate level are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain crime and victimisation risk on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Theoretical approaches and perspectives relating to crime and victimisation on an individual level are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Theoretical approaches and perspectives relating to crime and victimisation on a social level are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Theoretical approaches and perspectives relating to crime and victimisation on a corporate level are explained. 


    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.
  • Theoretical approaches and perspectives relating to 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 factors contributing to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly in the identification and evaluation of factors contributing to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information by identifying factors that contribute to crime and victimisation on an individual, social and corporate level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to collect information on factors contributing to 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 



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