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1 Department of Criminal Justice Bachelor of Arts in Correctional Studies (AJDEG2) Description: In the Department of Criminal Justice, students are taught knowledge and skills in preparing them to become effective and important role-players in the correctional services environment. With this degree students will be qualified to operate especially as correctional service officers, but they can also be used in any other safety and security related institutions such as the police, private security, traffic police, the military, etc.). Rules: General rules of the Faculty of Arts apply. This is a Three Year Qualification, consisting of 24 Semester Long Modules. YEAR 1 ACOR111 Introduction to Criminology and Research: Subject matters of Criminology Schools of thought of Criminology Classification of Crime Introduction to Research Basic Criminological Research Methods ACOR121 Introduction to Punishment: Field of study of Penology/Correctional Studies Social control and the law The concept crime The concept Punishment, elements of punishment and theories of punishment Criminal justice system: purpose and structure; South African judicial system; the course of a criminal case The legal profession Sentencing ACOR112 History of the Criminal Justice System Theories of Crime Principles underlying the Criminal Justice System Application of Basic Concepts to Specific Crime Issues Explain the Social Reaction to Crime in South Africa ACOR122 Introduction to Corrections: Evolution of the correctional Centres Introduction Correctional Management AAFR111 (Practical Afrikaans) AENG121 (Practical Englich 1A) AENG111 (English 1 Part A: Language and AZUL111 (IsiZulu-Sounds, Words, their Dynamics, and Traditional Law) ASGY111 (Introduction to Sociology) SCPS121 (Computer Literacy 1) AAFR112 (Practical Afrikaans and AENG122 (Practical English 1B) AENG112 (English 2 Part B: Language and AZUL112 (IsiZulu-Translation, Interpretation and Introduction to Drama) ASGY112 (Industrial Societies) SCPS122 (Computer Literacy 2) 1

2 YEAR 2 ACOR211 Crime Prevention ACOR212 Socio-Criminology: Crime Approaches on Social and Social Disorganisation Theories Environmental Factors Cultural Transmission Theories Application of Basic Concepts to Gender Theories in Crime Specific Crime Issues Applied Criminal Justice Research Theoretical Knowledge to the causation, explanation and prevention of crime The use and Application of Research Technique Survey Research ACOR221 Offender Policies : Correctional Services Law Criminal Procedure Act Constitution of the Republic of South Africa White Paper on Corrections in South Africa Development of Correctional Clients ACOR222 Professional Skills Development for Correctional Officials: Transformation Safety and Stability Professional Conduct Knowledge of Oneself Communication Effective Team-Work Copying with Stress AENG111 (English 1 Part A) AENG121 (Practical English 1A) AENG211 (English 2 Part A: Language and ASGY131 (Social Policy and Policy Implementation) APSY111 Introduction to Psychology YEAR 3 ACOR311 Psycho-Criminology: Personality Theories with particular reference to personality functioning and crime causation Role of Crimino-predisposing factors Aspects of Clinical Psycho Criminology Psychopathology of Criminal Behaviour Methodological Perspective Approach, method, technique, particularistic and non-particularistic methods. AENG112 (English 1 Part B) AENG122 (Practical English 1B) AENG212 (English 2 Part B Language and ASGY122 (Social Change and Development) APSY112 Applied Psychology ACOR312 Monistic Studies on Crime and Victimology: Study of Specific Crimes such as; murder, homicide, rape etc Property crimes such as: theft, burglary, robbery, malicious damage to property etc Victimisation Victim Typologies Victim Compensation 2

3 ACOR321 Correctional Management: Traditional and Contemporary Correctional Management Mechanics of Correctional Management: Planning; budgeting, policy, decisionmaking and organisation. Dynamics of Correctional Management: leadership (command); control, communication and motivation. Choose any three Electives: AGEN111 (Writing and Oral Communication Skills) ASWK241 (Theories and Skills for Social Work) APSY221 Personality Psychology ASGY121 Human Societies ACOR322 Administering Community Corrections: A (Assessing Offenders) Systems Analysis Juvenile Diversion Programmes Establishment of a Pre-release Facility/Halfway House Elements and Principles of Community Corrections Correctional Supervision ACOR332 Administering Community Corrections: B (Assessing and profiling communities) Analyse areas Analyse people Assess communities Restorative Justice Honours Course (CrIminology) (AHON04) To register for an Honours degree in Criminology, a student must have obtained at least 60% in Duration of the Proposed Degree Four papers plus a mini-dissertation Paper 1: (ACR501) Fundamental Criminology Scope and field of study of Criminology; fundamental approaches to Criminology; bio-psychological and social factors in crime-causation; theoretical criminology, crimino-dynamics. Paper 2: (ACR502) Criminological Research Methodology Analytical method in descriptive, explicatory and applicative research, approaches in scientific research, phases in the research process, scientific methods and techniques; preparation of research report and report-writing, etc. 3

4 Paper 3 & 4: The student chooses two of the following: (a) (ACR503) Juvenile Criminology Individual human and surrounding factors that contribute to the causation of juvenile crime; life associations and juvenile crime; prevention of juvenile crime (delinquency) at a primary and secondary level. (b) (c) (d) (e) (ACR504) Monistic studies of crime An in-depth study and analysis of specific crimes, with particular reference to crimes of violence. (ACR505) Victimology Fundamental victimology; typologies of crime victims; victimisation; approaches to victims of crime with regard to aspects of prevention. (ACR506) Traffic Criminality Important aspects of traffic crimes; approaches to traffic crimes; criminals and victims; comparative traffic criminality; objectives of traffic regulation; traffic flow; pedestrians; urban traffic; highways; traffic accidents - causes; effects and prevention; contributions of a few South African and overseas traffic criminologists. (ACR507) Crime prevention Individual and milieu factors in crime prevention. Paper 5: (ACR508) A mini dissertation (article) The nature and extent of a mini-dissertation to be approved by the Head of the Department. The length of the article must be ±50 folio pages typed in one and a half (1½) spacing. The completed article which carries the weight of one paper, must be submitted to the Head of the Department before 15 th November of the academic year in which the candidate wishes to submit the article for examination. Master s Degree (Criminology) (AMAS04) To be registered for a Master s Degree in Criminology Justice, a student shall have passed an Honours (Criminology). Duration of the proposed degree The examination shall consist of a dissertation on an approved subject. This may be supplemented with an oral examination if the Head of the Department deems it fit. Doctorate (Criminology) (ADPH04) A thesis on an approved subject in a criminal justice related field of study. Honours (Penology) (AHON05) To register for an Honours degree in Penology a student must have obtained at least 60% in 4

5 Duration of the proposed degree Four written papers and a research project. PART 1 Paper 1 APN501 - Fundamental Penology Paper 2 APN502 - Research Metholodogy PART II The student chooses two of the following. Paper 3 APN503 - Penitentiary Penology Paper 4 APN504 - Judicial Penology Paper 5 APN505 - Community-based Penology AND Paper 6 APN506 - Research Article (compulsory) Honours Course (Police Science) (AHON06) To register for an Honours Degree in Police Science, a student must have obtained at least 60% in Duration of the Proposed Degree Five written papers and a research article. PART I Paper 1: APO501 - Fundamental Police Science Paper 2: APO502 - Research Methodology Paper 3: APO503 - Police Administration PART II Paper 4: APO504 - Functional Policing Paper 5: To choose one of the following: APO505 - (a) Criminalistics APO506 - (b) Private Security APO507 - (c) Traffic Policing Paper 6 APO508 - Research Article (compulsory) Students who want to do a Master s or Doctorate in Penology (Correctional Studies) or Police Science will be registered under the Codes AMAS04 (Master s degree Criminology) and ADPH04 (Doctorate-Criminology) respectively. 5

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