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

Examine crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime and victimisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115229  Examine crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types 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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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
255759  Identify crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime and victimisation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners and practitioners interested in pursuing a career path in dealing effectively with crime and victimisation in the personal social and corporate sphere. The benefit of this unit standard to society is that a learner who completes it will contribute to the improvement of safety in the personal, social, environmental and corporate sphere by generating knowledge on crime and victimisation and their prevention. Learners learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, regional, national and global communities by contributing to crime and victimisation prevention. They also learn the importance of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts when planning programmes relating to crime and victimisation.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify the sources of data useful for the assessment of crime and victimisation patterns and trends
  • Explain risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation
  • Predict future crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

  • 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 written texts; read, analyse and respond to a variety of texts; and write for a wide range of audience. 

    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.
  • Risk factors refer to individual, social, physical environment and ecological factors that are conducive to the commission of crime or make an individual a target of crime.
  • Pattern refers to the regular form or order in which crime and victimisation occurs.
  • Trend is the direction in which crime and victimisation are moving and their tendency to take that direction.
  • Role-players include individuals, private and public organisations, local and provincial authorities, the national police, the courts, the prisons, etc.
  • Sources of crime and victimisation data are official and non-official agencies of crime control, first-person accounts, victimisation surveys and observational report. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the risk factors contributing to crime and victimisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The extent to which various risk factors account for the differences in baseline rates of crime and victimisation is examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The variation in crime and victimisation patterns and trends at local, regional, national and international level is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The baseline differences in crime and victimisation patterns and trends in different areas are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Recognise crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sources of data useful for the assessment of crime and victimisation patterns and trends are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sources of data for crime and victimisation are defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crime and victimisation patterns and trends are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret future crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information on crime and victimisation patterns and trends is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crime and victimisation patterns and trends by geographic area, dates and times and types of crime are summarised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crime and victimisation patterns and trends based on spatial, temporal and crime and victimisation information are predicted. 


    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 
    1. Crime risk factors and victimisation approaches.

    2. Measurement of crime and victimisation.

    3. The relationship between crime and victimisation risk factors and crime and victimisation patterns and trends.

    4. The five major sources of data useful for the assessment of crime and victimisation patterns and trends, namely, official agencies of crime control; non-official agencies of crime control; first-person accounts; victimisation surveys; and observational reports.

    5. The application of existing crime and victimisation trends to develop strategies to prevent any emerging or ongoing crime problems.

    6. The allocation of resources to address crime at local, regional and national level, based on the crime and victimisation patterns and trends in these areas.

    7. The existing local, regional and national crime and victimisation prevention models and programmes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by recognising crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community to determine crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively by setting realistic time frames and meeting the requirements of addressing the needs of the programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate data needed to explain crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology responsibly and effectively showing responsibility towards the environment and health when predicting future crime and victimisation patterns and trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by working in an integrated manner to collect various sources of crime and victimisation data and using this data to establish crime and victimisation patterns. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 255759, which is "Identify crime and victimisation trends and patterns with reference to specific types of crime and victimisation", Level 5, 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 
    Elective  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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