Criminology 120

Module code KRM 120
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Part 1: Penology
In Penology attention is given to the criminal justice system to emphasise the importance of using an integrated approach in the handling of offenders.  The impact of overpopulation in prisons is critically evaluated. Attention is also given to awaiting trial offenders, the importance of community-based sentences as well as the re-integration of offenders in the community.
Part 2: Crime prevention and control
Responsibilities of the police and the community in crime prevention and control. Primary, secondary and tertiary crime prevention, crime prevention and reduction strategies in South Africa.

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Law
Prerequisites KRM 110
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Social Work and Criminology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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