NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL): SAFETY IN SOCIETY (LEVEL 2-4)

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Secudac developed on request of Troupant Publishers for the Department of Education learning material for the following subjects of the National Certificate (Vocational) in Safety in Society. (SAQA levels 2, 3 and 4)

  • Criminal justice
  • Law
  • Governance

The 3 subjects embodied the following content

(see prospectus of Boland VTET College) – http://www.bolandcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Boland-College-Safety-in-Society.pdf

1 Criminal justice

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (LEVEL 2-4)

For anybody to be employed in the Criminal Justice System, knowledge of the Criminal Justice structures and processes is essential. This subject will enable you to recognise the key principles of criminal justice. In the course of delivery of this subject the aim would be to identify and name the different structures and processes of the South African criminal justice system.

2 Law

2.1 INTRODUCTION TO LAW (LEVEL 2)

For anybody to be employed in the Criminal Justice System, a basic knowledge of the laws of our country is essential. This subject will enable you to recognise the key principles of the law and legal rules of our country. As this might be your first introduction to our laws, this subject will briefly introduce you to our country’s most important laws, namely private law, mercantile law, public law and indigenous law. As administration is of such great importance for the efficient functioning of our justice system, this subject will also assist you to recognise the processes in the administration of justice.

2.2 CRIMINAL LAW (LEVEL 3)

This subject will enable you to recognise the key principles of the criminal law and legal rules of South Africa, allowing you to easily identify and name the different sources of South African criminal law. As this might be your first introduction to criminal law, this subject will further introduce you to the principles and elements of crime and its place in criminal law, as well as provide analyses of specific crimes and statutory offences.

2.3 LAW OF PROCEDURES AND EVIDENCE (LEVEL 4)

This subject will enable you to recognise the key principles of the law of procedure and evidence and other legal rules of the country. In the course of delivery of Law of Procedures and Evidence, the aim would be to identify, analyse and interpret the different principles and procedures of the South African law of procedure and evidence, in other words, how these procedures should be implemented. As this might be your first introduction to the law of procedure and evidence, the subject will introduce the principles and procedures prior to and during the adjudication of the criminal and the crime committed

3 GOVERNANCE (LEVEL 2-4)

At foundational level (Level 2), this subject deals with basic concepts such as democracy, constitutional values, government and intergovernmental relations, as well as with the foundations and basic values underpinning the South African Constitution of State.
Level 3 (intermediate) focuses on the various governance structures (three spheres of government, organs of state and traditional leadership), their roles and functions as well as their interrelationships. It also includes an empirical evaluation of the relationship between the South African Police Service and the community (as concretised in a local community policing forum).

At the advanced level (Level 4), the roles of the various security services and of the Department of Correctional Services are identified, with a strong focus on the organisational structure, powers and functions of the SAPS and community policing forums. The institutions ensuring effective and transparent policing are identified with reference to their powers and functions, as well as to their role in ensuring the enforcement of human rights and freedoms by the SAPS.

4 POLICING PRACTICES (LEVEL 2-4)

This subject is about policing, which forms part of the optional subject cluster of the larger vocational field. Policing is a social service that forms one of the cornerstones of orderly society. Furthermore, policing is almost always a paradoxical endeavour, standing right in the middle of the precarious balance between individual freedoms on the one hand and collective safety on the other. The same police-people who have the task to limit the freedoms of citizens are also the police-people who have to maintain a healthy relationship with the community that they serve. That is what this subject is all about: to assist you to explore policing and come to some understanding of a service often underrated and misperceived.

COMMENDATIONS OF THE TVET (V) CERTIFICATE IN SAFETY IN SOCIETY.

SAPS and Department of Education endorse and acknowledge this certificate and overseen the accreditation process in the development of the curiculim and learning material.

These subjects form part of the VTET (Vocational) certificate which is presented by private and VTET Colleges throughout South Africa.

This qualification was initiated and approved by SAPS and Department of Education. The following document highlight the course content.

PROVINCE: SAPS HEAD OFFICE GAUTENG

CO-ORDINATING COLLEGE: South African Police Service

CONTACT PERSON

Director CN Mbekela

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: (012) 3343791
Fax: (012) 3343766 Compilation date
E-MAIL: mbekelacn@saps.org.za

PROPOSED QUALIFICATION

ORGANISING FIELD

Law, Military Science and Security

SUB-FIELD

Safety in Society

Brief summary of the need and relevance of the Sub-field

(NB: Clearly demonstrate the National, Provincial and/or Regional relevance of the sub-field to economic/community/industry needs. Attach supporting evidence where applicable)

The South African Police employed various learners by means of a learnership for a period of two years and after completion of the qualification (learnership) learners are employed within the SAPS. The sector needs a FETC in this field to enable learners after completion of the FETC to apply for the learnership in the SAPS to become Police Officials. This FETC will enhance the abilities of learners in the field of safety in society and will ensure a better knowledgeable learner in the field to fast track the learning of such learners. The Safety in Society use to have the legal matrix as a subject but it was not enough for learners to be employed in the SAPS. This FETC will replace the current Legal matrix on level 4.

Will the development of the proposed Sub-field replace or revise any existing DoE programme? If so provide the details of such a programme/s.

No – Does the proposed Sub-field overlap with any other Sub-field either in the same or another Organizing Field? If so provide details.

No – Have any of the proposed Modules already been developed in another Sub-field? If so provide details.

No – Titles of the Modules to be developed at each of the 3 levels

(Indicating options and combinations)
Fundamental

(1) Communication
(2) Mathematical literacy
(3) Life orientation

Core (Vocational)

(1) Law
(2) Criminal Justice System
(3) Governance

Elective

(1) Police Practices
(2) Military Police Practices
(3) Traffic
(4) Metro-Police Practices
(5) Criminology
(6) Correctional Services
(7) Security Practices
(8) Victim Empowerment

Topics to be covered in each of the Modules

Fundamental

(1) Communication
(2) Mathematical literacy
(3) Life orientation

Core (Vocational)

Subject 1: Law

Level 2

Origin of law

Relationship between SA Law and International Law:

  • Development of customs, values and norms before 1652
  • Development of Law between 1652 and 1961
  • Development of Law between 1961 and 1994
  • Development of law after 1994

Level 3

  1. Various divisions of law
  2. Concept and sources of Law
  3. Statutory offences
  4. Criminal and Common Law
  5. Law of Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  6. Constitutional Law
  7. Main sources of Law

Level 4

  1. Place of criminal law in Legal system
  2. Main sources of criminal law
  3. Various theories / purpose of punishment
  4. Requirements of liability
  5. Participation and Accessories after the act
  6. Attempt, conspiracy and incitement
  7. Classification of Crime

Subject 2: Criminal Justice System

Level 2

  1. Process flow of CJS
  2. Role of various role-players
  3. Hierarchy of courts

Level 3

  1. Crime Reporting Process
  2. Crime Investigation Process
  3. Prosecution process
  4. Judgmental Process
  5. Detainment Process

Level 4

  1. Difference between Criminal and Civil cases
  2. Role of legal representatives
  3. Principles of sentencing
  4. Process on appeals and reviews

Subject 4: Governance

Level 2

  1. Historical development of constitution
  2. Historical development of Bill of Rights
  3. Supremacy of Constitution

Level 3

  1. Differences between personal and vicarious liability
  2. Concept vulnerable groups
  3. Concept Victim Empowerment
  4. Structures related to Government

Level 4

  1. Pro-active nature of execution of law
  2. Reactive nature of execution of law
  3. Service orientation nature of the execution of law

Elective

(1) Police Practices

Level 2

  1. Constitutional mandate
  2. South African Police Service Act
  3. Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives
  4. Powers related to policing
  5. Rank Structures
  6. Organizational Layout

Level 3

  1. Concept crime prevention
  2. Concept community policing
  3. Concept sector policing
  4. Concept Policing in a Democratic society
  5. Approaches toward Policing

Level 4

  1. Structure of Crime Prevention
  2. Structure of Security and protection Services
  3. Structure Operational Response
  4. Structure Forensic- and Criminal record Science and Detectives
  5. Structure of Detective Services
  6. Structure of Human Resource management
  7. Structure of Financial management and Administration
  8. Structure of Crime Intelligence

(2) Criminology

Level 2

  1. Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization
  2. Correctional Services (To be determined / developed)
  3. Offenders and Crime
  4. Criminal / Administrative Justice
  5. The victim of crime

Level 3

  1. Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization
  2. Correctional Services (To be determined / developed)
  3. Offenders and Crime
  4. Criminal / Administrative Justice
  5. The victim of crime

Level 4

  1. Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization
  2. Correctional Services (To be determined / developed)
  3. Offenders and Crime
  4. Criminal / Administrative Justice
  5. The victim of crime

Other:

  1. Military Police Practices (To be determined / developed)
  2. Traffic (To be determined / developed)
  3. Metro-Police Practices (To be determined / developed)
  4. Security Practices (To be determined / developed)
  5. Victim Empowerment (To be determined / developed)

Assessment criteria and requirements

Subject 1: Law

Level 2

Origin of law

– Law in terms of the ten commands is identified and explained
– Law in terms of the time before the birth of Christ is identified and explained
– Law in terms of the time after the birth of Christ is identified and explained

Relationship between SA Law and International Law

– The terms International and national Law is explained
– The relationship between SA Law and International Law is explained
– The differences between SA Law and International Law is explained

Development of Law before 1652

– Law in terms of norms, values and customs before the arrival of seafarers” into Africa is identified
– Law in terms of norms, value and customs before the arrival of seafarers into Africa is explained

Development of Law between 1652 and 1961

– Law in terms of the first seafarers” is explained
– Law in terms of the second and third seafarers is explained
– Law before independence is identified
– Law before independence is explained

Development of Law between 1961 and 1994

– Law after independents is identified
– Law after independents is explained
– The process of determining law is explained after independents

Development of law after 1994

– Law as concept after 1994 is identified
– Law as concept after 1994 is explained
– Reasons for the changes to law after 1994 is explained
– Law as a current concept is identified
– Law as a current concept is explained

Level 3

Various divisions of law

– The various divisions of law is identified
– Public law as a division of law is explained
– Private law as a division of law is explain
– The differences between Public and Private law is listed
– Substantive (material) law as division of law is explained
– Procedural (formal) law as a division of law is explained
– The differences between Substantive and procedural law is listed

Concept and sources of Law

– The definition of law is explained
– Categories of common law are listed and explained
– Range: Categories of common law include Roman Dutch and English law
– Legislation as source of South African Law is explained

Statutory offences

– The reasons to declare acts as offences within statutory legislation is explained
– The requirements for an act to be in contravention with statutory legislation is explained
– The requirements for unlawfulness in contravention with statutory legislation is explained
– The requirements for culpability with statutory legislation is explained
– The requirements for liability with statutory legislation is explained

Criminal and Common Law

– The principles of natural justice is listed
– The elements of a crime is listed and explained
– The gray areas of criminals and crime is identified
– Statutory provisions are listed and explained
Range: Statutory provisions refers to:
– The Firearm Control Act (60/2000)
– Liquor Act (27 of 1989)
– Drugs and drug trafficking Act (140 of 1992)
– Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (12 of 2004)

Law of Criminal Procedure and Evidence

– The general principles related to law of Criminal Procedure are listed
– The methods to secure a persons attendance in court are listed
– The concepts related to Criminal Procedures are explained
Range: Concepts refer to Search, Seizure, bail
– The general principles related to law of Evidence are listed

Constitutional Law

– The structural elements of the democratic and constitutional state is explained
– The general principles related to constitutional Law is listed
– The principles of private and public Indigenous Law is listed

Main sources of Law

– The concept sources of law is explained
– The classification of law as a source is explained
– The main sources of law is explained

Level 4

Place of criminal law in Legal system

– Criminal law as a sub-division of Public law is explained
– Criminal Law as a sub-division of substantive (material) law in the legal system is explained

Main sources of criminal law

– Legislation as a source of criminal law is explained
– Common law as a source of criminal law is explained
– Case law as a source of criminal law is explained

Various theories / purpose of punishment

– The retributive theory of punishment is explained
– The preventive theory of punishment is explained
– The deterrent theory of punishment is explained
Range: Different theory include Individual and general deferent
– The reformative theory of punishment is explained
– The combination theory of punishment is explained

Requirements of liability

– Legality as requirement for liability is explained
– An actor conduct as requirement for liability is explained
– Unlawfulness as requirement for liability is explained
– Culpability as a requirement for liability is explained

Participation and Accessories after the act

– Principles relating to perpetrators in a crime is explained
– Principles relating to accomplice in a crime is explained
– Principles relating to accessories after the crime is explained

Attempt, conspiracy and incitement

– The concept of attempt to commit a crime is explained
– The concept of conspiracy to commit a crime is explained
– The concept of incitement to commit a crime is explained

Classification of Crime

– Crime against the state and administration of justice are listed and explained
– Crimes against the community are listed and explained
– Crime against the person are listed and explained
– Crime against property are listed and explained

Subject 2: Criminal Justice System

Level 2

Process flow of CJS

– The origin of the Criminal Justice System is explained
– The need to have the process flow in the Criminal Justice System is explained
– The steps in the process flow of the Criminal Justice System are listed

Role of various role-players

– The role-players within the Criminal justice System are identified and listed
– The functions of the police in the Criminal Justice System are explained
– The functions of the prosecutors in the criminal Justice System are explained
– The functions of the judicial officer in the Criminal Justice system are explained
– The functions of the correctional officer in the Criminal Justice System are explained

Hierarchy of courts

– Types of courts are listed
Range: Courts refer to magistrate, regional, high, supreme, appeal and constitutional courts
– The role and functions of the types of courts are identified and explained
– The principle of judicial precedence is explained

Level 3

Crime Reporting Process

– The process of handling a complainant is explained
– The requirements and process of statement taking is explained
– The process of opening case dockets are explained
– The process of registering complaints are explained

Crime Investigation Process

– The process of allocating case dockets is explained
– The process and need for locating a suspect is explained
– The process of arresting and charging a suspect is explained
– The constitutional rights of a suspect is identified and explained
– The process of detaining a suspect is explained
– The process of taking a suspect to court is explained

Prosecution process

– The putting of the charge to the suspect by the prosecutor is explained
– The process on pleading on the charge is explained
– The process of calling witnesses to testify against the suspect is explained
– The process of cross examining witnesses by suspect is explained
– The process of re-examine witnesses by the prosecutor is explained
– The process of giving evidence by the accused is explained
– The process of cross-examine witnesses by the accused and or the accused is explained

Judgmental Process

– The process of delivery a verdict by the presiding officer is explained
– The process to be followed if an accused is found not guilty is explained
– The process to be followed if an accused is found guilty is explained
– The process to be followed if an accused wishes to mitigate the sentence is explained
– The process of addressing the court by the prosecutor if the accused is found guilty is explained
– The process of passing sentence is explained

Detainment Process

– The role and function of Correctional Services is identified and explained when receiving the sentenced person
– The process of rehabilitation a prisoner is explained
– The process of allowing parole to a prisoner is explained
– The process of releasing a prisoner after the sentences were served is explained

Level 4

Difference between Criminal and Civil cases

– Parties and their roles in a criminal case are identified
– Parties and their role in a civil case is explained
– The processes related to criminal cases are identified and explained
– The processes related to civil cases are identified and explained

Role of legal representatives

– The role and functions of a legal representative in a criminal case is explained
– The role and function of a legal representative in a civil case is explained
– The rights to appear and to be represented in various court are identified and explained

Principles of sentencing

– Various sentences passed by court are listed and explained
– The need to pass sentence by a court is explained
– The process related to the passing of sentences is identified and explained

Process on appeals and reviews

– Grounds for review are identified and explained
– Grounds for appeals are identified and explained
– Powers of the High Court regarding appeals from magistrate courts are explained
– Powers of the Supreme court of appeals regarding appeals from the High court are explained
– The process regarding appeals and reviews is explained
– The differences between appeals and reviews is listed and explained

Subject 4: Governance

Level 2

Historical development of constitution

– The development process before 1961 is explained
– The development process between 1961 and 1983 is explained
– The development process between 1983 and the interim process 1993 is explained
– The development process after 1994 is explained

Historical development of Bill of Rights

– The need for the Bill of Rights is explained
– The development process of the Bill of Rights is explained
– The content of the Bill of rights is listed
– The order of these rights are explained

Supremacy of Constitution

– The powers of the court to declare law unconstitutional is explained
– The grounds on which the court may declare acts is explained

Level 3

Differences between personal and vicarious liability

– The concept personal liability is explained
– The concept vicarious liability is explained
– The differences between personal liability and vicarious liability is listed

Concept vulnerable groups

– The concept vulnerable groups are explained
– The main groups of vulnerable groups are identified
– The process of protecting vulnerable groups are explained

Concept Victim Empowerment

– The concept victim empowerment is explained
– The differences between victim empowerment and victim support is explained
– The need for protection of victims is explained
– The rights of victims is listed

Structures related to Government

– The need for a government is explained
– The structure of government is explained
– The concept service delivery is explained
– The main principles of Batho Pele is listed
– The term “in office” is explained with examples

Level 4

Pro-active nature of execution of law

– The principle law making is explained
– The concept crime prevention in relation to law making is explained
– Rehabilitation is relation to Law making is explained
– The involvement of communities and volunteers within Law making is explained

Reactive nature of execution of law

– The prosecution process is explained
– The crime investigation process sis explained
– The punishment process is explained

Service orientation nature of the execution of law

– The concept community policing is explained
– The concept Victim Empowerment is explained
– The concept victimization is explained
– The concept Criminology is explained in relation to law making

Elective Police Practices (1)

Level 2

Constitutional mandate

– Explain section 203 of the Constitution
– Describe the role of the police in relation to the constitution
– Explain the relationship of police functions in line with the Constitution
– Describe the role of the police in line with other state and law enforcement organizations

South African Police Service Act

– Explain the relationship between the Constitution and the Police Service Act
– Explain section 13 of the Police Service Act
– Explain the relationship between the police Service Act and other related Acts related to law enforcement
– Describe the functions of the police as stipulated in the Police Service Act

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives

– Describe the terminology associated with norms and values
– Explain the value system of the police
– Describe the code of conduct of the police
– Describe the code of ethics
– Describe the role of norms and values within a policing environment
– Explain the Vision, Mission of the police
– Explain the goal and objectives of the police

Powers related to policing

– Identify the authority and powers given to the police
– Explain why these powers and authority is allocated to the police
– Explain the limitation of these rights by communities

Rank Structures

– Describe the role of discipline in the organization
– Explain the reason for saluting and compliments in the police
– Explain the reasons of conducting parades
– Explain the structures of the organization
– Explain the insignia of the Police
– Explain the rank structure of the organization

Organizational Layout

– Explain the organization layout
– Explain the communication structure of the organization
– Explain the reason for such a structure

Level 3

Concept crime prevention

– The concept Crime Prevention is defined
– The main goal of Crime Prevention is identified and explained
– The objectives of Crime Prevention is explained
– The functions related to Crime Prevention is described

Concept community policing

– The concept Community Policing is defined
– The main goal of Community Policing is identified and explained
– The objectives of Community Policing is explained
– The functions related to Community Policing is described

Concept sector policing

– The concept Sector Policing is defined
– The main goal of Sector Policing is identified and explained
– The objectives of Sector Policing is explained
– The functions related to Crime Prevention is described

Concept Policing in a Democratic society

– The concept Policing in a democratic society is defined
– The various policing styles are explained
– The Origin of the South African Police Service is explained

Approaches toward Policing

– The various approaches towards Policing are listed
– The various approaches towards Policing is explained
– The differences between pro-active and re-active policing is explained

Level 4

Structure of Crime Prevention

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division Crime Prevention is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Crime Prevention is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division Crime Prevention and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Crime Prevention is explained

Structure of Security and protection Services

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division Security and Protection Services is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Security and Protection Services is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division Security and Protection Services and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Security and Protection Services is explained

Structure Operational Response

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division Operational Response is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Operational Response is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division Operational Response and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Crime Prevention is explained

Structure Forensic- and Criminal record Science and Detectives

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division crime Prevention is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Crime Prevention is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division Crime Prevention and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Crime Prevention is explained

Structure of Detective Services

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division Detective Services is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Detective Services is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division Detective Services and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Detective Services is explained

Structure of Human Resource management

– The vision, mission and objectives of the structure HRM & D is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the structure Human Resource is identified and explained
– The relationship between the HRM & D functions and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Crime Prevention is explained

Structure of Financial management and Administration

– The vision, mission and objectives of the structure Financial Management & Administration is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the structure Financial Management & Administration is identified and explained
– The relationship between Financial Management & Administration and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the financial management and Administration is explained

Structure of Crime Intelligence

– The vision, mission and objectives of the Division Crime Intelligence is identified and explained
– The main functions and activities of the Division Crime Intelligence is identified and explained
– The relationship between The Division crime Intelligence and other Divisions within the SAPS is identified and explained
– The structure of the Division Detective Services is explained

Elective: (2)

Criminology

Level 2:

Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization

– Explain what human, social and ecological rights entail and discuss how these rights can be violated
– Display an understanding of the importance of human, social and ecological rights in society and explore how these rights are protected within the criminal justice system, socio-economic spheres and other environments where applicable
– Display an understanding of the specific factors that constrain the effective implementation of human, social and ecological rights
– Discuss national and international trends regarding human, social and ecological rights

Offenders and Crime

– Define the concepts offender and crime and discuss the impact thereof separately, as well as collectively on individuals, society and ecological systems
– Discuss individual, social, ecological and corporate risk factors pertaining to offender vulnerability
– Explain offender typologies and appraise various crime theories and perspectives
– Define the concepts offender and crime prevention/reduction

Criminal / Administrative Justice

– Discuss the key characteristics of the different components of the criminal justice system (e.g. Police, Courts of Law and Correctional Services
– Discuss the role and function of the criminal / administrative justice system in preventing/reducing and responding to crime

The victim of crime

– Define the concepts victim vulnerability, victims of crime and victimization
– Discuss the impact of victimization separately, as well as collectively on individuals, society and ecological systems
– Discuss individual, social, ecological and corporate risk factors contributing to victim vulnerability
– Pertaining to prevention/reduction define the concepts victimization prevention/reduction and victim vulnerability prevention/reduction

Level 3:

Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization

– Discuss existing measures to address the violation of human, social and ecological rights
– Discuss why the South African criminal justice system is responsible for the protection of human, social and ecological rights and what these responsibilities entail
– Critically discuss programmes that can be implemented to ensure the effective implementation of human, social and ecological rights
– Identify current national and international policies and treaties relating to human, social and ecological rights

Offenders and Crime

– Explore and discuss the different methods that can be used to measure the impact of crime individuals, society and ecological systems
– Discuss individual, social, ecological and corporate risk factors that increase the likelihood crimes to be committed across a range of different environments
– Investigate and report on national and international crime trends
– Explore and discuss existing offender and crime prevention/reduction programmes in South Africa

Criminal / Administrative Justice

– Describe the legislative and legal framework governing the criminal justice system
– Display an understanding of and appraise the importance of the interconnectedness of the separate components of criminal justice, and their relationship to the whole system pertaining to preventing/ reducing and responding to crime

The victim of crime

– Investigate and report on national and international victimization trends
– Explore and discuss the different methods that can be used to measure the impact of victimization individuals, society and ecological systems
– Explain victim typologies and appraise victimization theories and perspectives
– Explore and discuss existing victimization and victim vulnerability prevention/reduction programmes in South Africa

Level 4

Human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimization

– Analyze and evaluate existing measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights
– Investigate and report on the strengths and weaknesses relating to the way human, social and ecological rights are currently observed and protected by the South African criminal justice system and other role-players
– Reflect on and discuss the responsibilities of the various South African role-players in towards the effective implementation of human, social and ecological rights
– Investigate and evaluate the sensitivity of national and international societies towards achieving human, social and ecological rights in general

Offenders and Crime

– Analyze and evaluate existing national and international measures dealing with the impact of crime on individuals, society and ecological systems
– Reflect on knowledge and insights gained in order to analyze and evaluate the crime risk of a specific neighbourhood/community/city
– Investigate and report on probable causes of national and international crime trends
– Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of national and international offender and crime prevention/reduction programmes

Criminal / Administrative Justice

– Analyze and evaluate the functioning of the South African criminal justice system within an international and human rights framework
– Investigate and report on the intended and actual deliverables of the criminal justice system

The victim of crime

– Investigate and report on probable causes of national and international victimization trends
– Analyze and evaluate existing national and international measures dealing with the impact of victimization on individuals, society and ecological systems
– Reflect on knowledge gained and determine individual victimization risk
– Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of national and international victimization and victim vulnerability prevention/reduction programmes

Other electives to be developed by relevant stakeholders for inclusion

– Military Police Practices
– Traffic
– Metro-Police Practices
– Correctional Services
– Security Practices
– Victim Empowerment

Projection of employment /self employment opportunities

Learners can be employed in the SAPS, Security, Correctional Services or any other Governmental organization. Department of Justice, Metropolitan Police Services

Possible numbers of learners (basis of projections to be explained)

It is foreseen that plus minus 5000 to 8000 learners will enrolled in this FETC

Viability of delivery in TVET colleges

This qualification is presented by TVET Colleges on a National Level.

Required expertise:

At least two years experience in a Law enforcement or governmental environment. This might be problematic in view of the future important role of police reservists.

Colleges presenting the qualification:

BOLAND FET COLLEGE
BUFFALO CITY PUBLIC FET COLLEGE
CAPRICORN FET COLLEGE
COLLEGE 2000 (TA Betterbest Educational projects)
EASTCAPE MIDLANDS COLLEGE RECA
INNOVATUS FET COLLEGE
KING SABATA DALINDYEBO FET COL
MAJUBA FET COLLEGE
PORT ELIZABETH FET COLLEGE
SOUTH WEST GAUTENG COLLEGE
SPRINGFIELD FET COLLEGE
THEKWINI FET COLLEGE
TSHWANE NORTH COLLEGE
WAVELENGTH TECHNOLOGY TRAINING