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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115226  Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of 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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-10-13  2007-10-13  SAQA 0756/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-10-13   2011-10-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
255764  Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners and practitioners interested in pursuing a career path in security, research and crime prevention/ reduction. The benefit of this unit standard to society is that a learner who completes it will be able to recognise basic human, social and ecological rights thereby contributing to a just society as well as to socio-economic upliftment. Learners learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by being aware of these rights particularly in terms of the South African Constitution. They also learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts by being able to describe human, social and ecological rights and having a positive attitude towards all concerned.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify national and international trends and legislation relating to human, social and ecological rights
  • Explain the responsibilities of the criminal justice system and other role-players towards human, social and ecological rights in South Africa
  • Evaluate the extent to which human, social and ecological rights are respected and implemented nationally and internationally
  • Illustrate ways in which the violation of human, social and ecological rights can be addressed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and language competencies should be in place before an attempt is made to attain the outcomes of this unit standard. Learners should already be able to engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts; read, analyse and respond to a variety of texts; and write for a wide range of contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Crime includes all types of offences (legislated and non-legislated), for example, property crimes, crimes against the person (e.g. assault, bullying), workplace crime and violence, crimes against the environment etc.
  • Human, social and ecological rights refer to those rights that are embedded in South African policy, legislation and international treaties. Human rights also include victim and offender rights.
  • Role-players include private individuals and organisations, national, provincial and local authorities, the police, courts, corrections, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify national and international trends, policies and treaties relating to human rights. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify national and international trends, policies and treaties relating to human, social and ecological rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    What human, social and ecological rights entail is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current national and international policies and treaties relating to human, social and ecological rights are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of human, social and ecological rights in Criminology is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    National and international trends regarding human, social and ecological rights are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the responsibilities of the criminal justice system towards achieving human, social rights. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the responsibilities of the criminal justice system and other role-players towards achieving human, social and ecological rights in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The responsibilities of the South African criminal justice system towards achieving human, social and ecological rights are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of other role-players in South Africa towards achieving human, social and ecological rights are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific factors that constrain the effective implementation of human, social and ecological rights are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate how human, social and ecological rights are respected and implemented nationally. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Evaluate how human, social and ecological rights are respected and implemented nationally and internationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sensitivity of national and international societies towards achieving human, social and ecological rights in general is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The South African criminal justice system and other role-players observe human, social and ecological rights is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    It is indicated how human, social and ecological rights are protected within the criminal justice system, socio-economic spheres and other environments where such rights are applicable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Illustrate ways in which the violation of human, social and ecological rights can be redressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    How human, social and ecological rights can be violated is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing measures to address the violation of human, social and ecological rights are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights are indicated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.

    3. 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 understand and explain:
  • Crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime.
  • The impact of crime and victimisation on humans, society and the ecological system.
  • The structure and functioning of the criminal justice system in South Africa.
  • The framework provided by 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 evaluate information relating to human, social and ecological rights both nationally and internationally.

    Identify and solve problems in such a way that the responses indicate that responsible decisions, using creative thinking have been made by indicating measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community and communicate effectively by means of language and communication skills to identify appropriate measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly by determining effective measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology responsibly and effectively showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when determining measures to prevent/reduce the violation of human, social and ecological rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to collect information on human, social and ecological rights and identify measures to prevent/reduce the violation of these rights. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 255764, which is "Describe human, social and ecological rights in the field of crime and victimisation", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Credits

    Classroom learning: 30 hours
    On-the-job learning: 15 hours
    Self directed learning: 15 hours
    Coaching required: 20 hours
    Total: 80 hours
    Total credits: 8 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48856   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


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