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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate the effectiveness of a crime and victimisation strategy/programme to reduce risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119760  Evaluate the effectiveness of a crime and victimisation strategy/programme to reduce 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 is for learners and practitioners interested in evaluating the effectiveness of a strategy/programme using appropriate measuring techniques and procedures. 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 evaluating the effectiveness of strategies/programmes in the field of crime and victimisation including:
  • Identifying existing criteria to determine the effectiveness of the strategy/programme.
  • Determining the applicability of the strategy/programme.
  • Evaluating the outcomes of the strategy/programme.

    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 address 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 
  • Criteria refer to the use of specific techniques to measure the effectiveness and/or deficiencies of a crime and victimisation strategy/programme.
  • 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 victims and offender support/service, 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify criteria to determine the effectiveness of the strategy/programme to reduce the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria to measure the effectiveness of the strategy/programme to reduce crime and victimisation risk are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate criteria to determine the effectiveness of the strategy/programme are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected criteria are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use the selected criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy/programme to reduce the identified crime and victimisation risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selected criteria are applied to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific problems relating to the strategy/programme are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New/revised procedures to deal with the identified problems are recommended. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the outcomes of the revised strategy/programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The revised measures to address the identified problems are incorporated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The outcomes of the revised strategy/programme are evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effectiveness of the revised strategy/programme is reported. 


    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 
    Qualifyng learners should describe and explain:
  • Various measuring techniques and procedures contributing to the effectiveness of a strategy/programme.
  • Different programmes to reduce/prevent crime and victimisation.
  • The implementation of measuring techniques and procedures.
  • Basic research methods and ethics in the field of crime and victimisation.
  • The framework provided by the South African Criminal Law and the Constitution. 

  • 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 measuring techniques and procedures contributing to the effectiveness of a strategy/programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate appropriate measuring techniques and procedures that contribute to the effectiveness of a strategy/programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively showing responsibility in the identification of measuring techniques and procedures contributing to the effectiveness of a strategy/programme. 

    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: 
    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.
     
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    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.