Honours Degree

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The closing date for the 2024 Honours application forms is 29 September 2023.

CRIM 6814
Theoretical Perspectives of Crime and Justice

This module is aimed at equipping students with fundamental knowledge, principles and practical application with reference to the theoretical perspectives on crime and justice, focusing on both the African and South African contexts. Furthermore, the module provides specialised knowledge which will contribute to the understanding of criminal behaviour systems, with an emphasis on the practical application and implication of various theoretical approaches in the South African context. These approaches may also be regarded as fundamental in terms of conducting research in the field of Criminology as well as associated disciplines, and for the planning of successful interventions in the domain of conflict reduction and primary prevention.

CRIM 6824
Selected Issues in Criminology

The aim of CRIM 6824 is to equip you with fundamental knowledge, theories, principles, practices and policies of selected contemporary Issues in Criminology. This module will aid your understanding of main controversies within criminological discourse on specific issues within the South African context as well as globally.

CRIM 6834
Advanced Victimology

The aim of the CRIM6834 is to equip you with an advanced level of Victimological knowledge of the principles and practices associated with the understanding and assistance of vulnerable individuals, groups and communities both internationally and within the African context. This module will allow for a critical engagement with the “victim” concept, including its development, current perceptions and future advancement through an understanding of the perceptions of victims both in civil society and the criminal justice system. This module also provides insight into the experiences of different vulnerable groups in order to critically analyse their rights, needs and the implementation of available support and empowerment structures aimed at reducing both victim producing events, victim producing cultures, vulnerability as well as secondary and multiple victimisations.

CRIM 6844
Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Development

Transitional justice is studied as the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with attempts to come to terms with international crimes and the legacy of large-scale human rights violations and abuse of power. Such measures involve judicial and non-judicial mechanisms with differing levels of international involvement in order to serve justice and to achieve accountability, reconciliation, reparations, peace-building and institutional reform.

CRIM 6800
Research: Mini dissertation

This module contains fundamental knowledge, principles and practical application in the South African context of criminological related research.



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