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CORRECTIONS MANAGEMENT

Social Dynamics in a Correctional Centre - PEN2602
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for the student to gain knowledge of and to understand the social dynamics in a correctional setting. The module will provide the skills and knowledge required by new entrants to the profession of corrections management to identify and deal with the various categories of offenders with behavioural problems. Students who complete this module will be competent in assessing and individualization of offenders for purposes of effective offender management.
Correctional Services Administration III: Module II: Offender Development - PEN3706
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should follow on PEN2601 and PEN2602.
Purpose: To gain knowledge and insight into offender development within a corrections environment.
Community Corrections - PEN2603
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to practically apply the theory and principles of Community Corrections. Upon completion of this module, students should have a comprehensive understanding of the Community Corrections system of offender control and supervision which deals with social reintegration, placement and monitoring of parolees and probationers in the community.
Correctional Management Principles - PEN3707
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge of and insight into the principles of correctional services management and apply the principles in a correctional environment on a tactical level.
Introduction to Correctional Management - PEN2604
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is intended for those pursuing a career in Corrections in South Africa. The module introduces students to the basic management functions in corrections, Students will discuss conflict and motivation as phenomena in corrections. Students will gain basic knowledge of the occurrence of sexual harassment among role players in corrections as well as safety requirements and discipline in the working environment. The student will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage movement control of individuals in corrections.
Correctional Management Control Mechanisms - PEN3708
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge of and insight into control mechanisms of correctional services management and apply the control mechanisms in a correctional environment on a tactical level.
Correctional Services Administration I: Module 1: Correctional Security - PEN2605
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge and to promote legally correct correctional security practices.
Forensic Methods and Techniques - FOR4803
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will acquire knowledge and skills to conduct research and produce a comprensive report on advanced intelligence appropriate to an honours level. It will enable students to consolidate and deepen their expertise, and to develop research capacity in advanced forensic crime intelligence. Students who complete this module will demonstrate knowledge relating to and the application of advanced intelligence. This module will enable students to incorporate the principles of Africanisation ubuntu, humanizing the law and social responsibility. Advanced Forensic intelligence include intelligence in all sections and role-players in the policing, private, public, business, parastatal and corporate industries.
Admission and Release Mechanisms - PEN2606
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain competencies and insight into admission and release mechanisms in corrections. Students will be equipped with skills, knowledge and values needed to operate effectively within the working environment of corrections. The module is suitable for those who wish to gain some basic knowledge of offender admnistration in a correctional centre.
Selected Crimes and Transgressions - FOR4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students in the policing, corporate, business, parastatal, private and public investigation environment with knowledge and skills to cunduct research and produce a comprehensive report on the investigation of selected crimes transgressions or irregularities appropriate to an honours level. It will enable students to consolidate and deppen their expertise, and to develop research capacity in the investigation of selected crimes transgressions or irregularities. Students who complete this module will demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to the investigation of selected crimes, transgressions or irregularities. This module will also enable students to incorporate the principles of Africanisation, Ubuntu, humanizing the law and social responsibility.
Administration of the Correctional Services Act - PEN2607
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To apply selected parts and/or sections of the Correctional Services legislation and to evaluate and gain insight into the legislation directly applicable to the performance of duties in the correctional environment.
Advanced Forensic Crime Intelligence - FOR4805
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students in the policing, corporate, business, parastatal, private and public investigation environment with knowledge and skills to conduct research and produce a comprehensive report on advanced intelligence appropriate to an honours level. It will enable students to consolidate and deepen their expertise, and to develop research capacity in advanced forensic crime intelligence. Students who complete this module will demonstrate knowledge relating to and the application of advanced intelligence. This module will enable students to incorporate the principles of Africanisation, ubuntu, humanizing the law and social responsibility. Advanced Forensic Intelligence include in all sections and role-players in the policing, private, public, business, parastatal and corporate industries.
Correction and Care - PEN2608
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to have knowledge and insight of corrections and care within corrections environment. This module will also provide students with insights into the role and responsibilities of correctional officials when dealing with the physical, emotional and mental well-being of incarcerated offenders. Students credited with this module will have the ability to evaluate behavioural changes of offenders after they undergone specialised rehabilitation programmes. These achieving students will be able to understand the foundations of admission and the release of offenders in correctional centres.
Applied Research Methodology in Corrections Management - HMPEN80
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to build an understanding of existing research philosophies, theories and approaches in order to apply them when doing practical research related to the discipline of Penology. The main focus is to develop critical skills and knowledge for the application of research philosophies, theories and approaches utilised in the study discipline of Penology. Students credited with this module will be able to engage in problem solution utilising appropriate research philosophies, theories, approaches and methodologies for conducting research in the discipline of Penology, as well as to exhibit the skills to identify, analyse, evaluate and address research problems through evidence-based solutions and theory-driven arguments appropriate to the discipline of Penology on Honours level.
Strategic Correctional Services Management - AST441D
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: MNG3701 or MNG301A
Purpose: An introduction to strategic management, the mission, vision, key success factors and corporate goals, external and internal environment analysis, forecasts, choice of strategies, strategy implementation, compiling a strategic plan. Special emphasis is placed on the application of these issues in a correctional environment.
Research Report in Corrections Management - HRPEN81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HMPEN80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for the design of a research proposal and to conduct and report research under supervision in a manner that is appropriate on an Honours level in the discipline of Penology. Students credited with this module will be able to compile an acceptable research proposal that will result in the completion of a research report under supervision that is appropriate to the discipline of Penology on an Honours level.
Fundamental Influence (Module A) - CSA4M1C
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: In this module attention is given to the demography of the countries that figure in the comparative study of correctional services systems. The origins of the systems are examined in terms of the respective constitutions of the countries and of any other laws that may have an influence on the systems. Lastly, the module focuses on the interaction between role-players in the criminal justice system such as the police, justice and correctional institutions.
Fundamental Penology - PEN4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to critically analyse, explain and apply the philosophical principles of fundamental penology within the criminal justice environment. People credited with this module will be able to: analyse and explain the crime phenomena in South Africa and the influence thereof on the criminal justice system justify punishment explain the philosophical basis of punishment critically analyse the role of the courts in sentencing debate the application of community penalties and the future of prisons.
Comparative Correctional Services Systems (Module B) - CSA4M2C
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: In this module the emphasis is on the functioning of the correctional services system in each country covered in the study. The treatment of prisoners, personnel and finance are examined. Correctional supervision is also studied as a sentence option.
Applied Research Methodology in Penology - PEN4802
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for the identification of a viable research theme, the selection of appropriate methodologies, techniques technologies, and the compilation of a research proposal on Honours level on a research project in the discipline of Penology. People credited with this module will be able to: Identify a viable research theme and select appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies and techniques best suited to conduct research within the selected field of Penology. Compile an acceptable research proposal that will result in the completion of a research report (article) under supervision in a manner that is appropriate to the discipline of Penology on Honours level.
Correctional Services Management IV (Module I) - CSM4M1V
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: Management ethics, social responsibility, learning organisations, organisation culture, and human resource management.
Research Article in Penology - PEN4803
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PEN4802
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to conduct and report research under supervision in a manner that is appropriate to the discipline of Penology. People credited with this module will be able to: Critique research conducted in the discipline of Penology at honours level. Conduct research under supervision in a manner that is appropriate to the discipline of Penology at honours level. Report research under supervision in a manner that is appropriate to the discipline of Penology at honours level.
Introduction to Fundamental Penology - PEN1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge and skills to practically apply the theory and principles of punishment. This module is based on the understanding of the theories and philosophical bases of penology in the correctional environment. Students who take this course will have a basic understanding of the definition of the concept of punishment, understand the theory, and concept of social control, the theoretical framework for offender handling and crime, norms and punishment objectives.
Correctional Services Management IV (Module II) - CSM4M2V
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English
Purpose: Right of existence, overall objectives and organisation planning, policy formulation, organisation renewal (organising), external organisational communication, and negotiations and negotiation skills.
Strategic Corrections Management - PEN4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain comprehensive knowledge, specific skills, and applied competence in Strategic Corrections Management to enable them to solve problems relating to strategic management, corporate performance, strategic planning and strategy implementation and to generate appropriate strategies for implementation within a corrections environment.
Introduction to Corrections Science - PEN1502
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with knowledge of and insight into the historical, origins and development of prisons towards correctional centres. The module is based on the understanding of the historical, origins and development of prisons globally. The Correctional Framework and Processes in the South African context explained. Students enrolled for the module will be able to function effectively in the corrections environment.
Restorative Justice in Corrections - PEN3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to evaluate and gain insight into the principles and application of Restorative Justice in corrections.
Comparative Corrections - PEN4805
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Purpose of the module: The purpose of this module is for students to gain a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base in Comparative Corrections to enable students to critically analyse, explain and apply the role of different correctional systems in the international criminal justice environment. People credited with this module will be able to: analyse the relationship between different role players in the criminal justice system and explain the demographic factors that influence corrections in selected countries , justify the constitutional basis on which selected international correctional systems are founded , explain the statutory provisions that regulate the selected correctional systems , critically analyse the structure of corrections in the selected countries , debate the management philosophy in corrections in selected countries critically discuss the inmate population in the selected countries and the influence thereof on the values of the South African system
Correctional Skills - PEN1503
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should be taken after completion of PEN1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students to gain insight, knowledge and skills to practically apply the theory and principles of professionalism and professional conduct in the corrections environment.
Special Needs Offenders - PEN3703
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to evaluate and gain insight into the field of special needs offenders. People credited with this module will be able to: Distinguish between the otherness of the various categories of special needs offenders Identify, explain and respond to the needs of special needs offenders. Describe international standards and norms, relevant legislation and policies with regards to special needs offenders.
Social Dimensions of Justice - SJD1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: In this module, students will be introduced to the South African context in which they will have to perform as future legal and criminal justice functionaries. They will develop a basic understanding of what shapes our legal system, the nature of the South African law and criminal justice system and how it is applied and administered. They will also develop an awareness of how they can, as legal and criminal justice functionaries, contribute towards building a safer and more just society in conformity with the South African Constitution.
Unit and Case Management in Correctional Services - PEN3704
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge of and insight into Unit and Case Management in Corrections.
Fundamental Penology - PEN2601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Recommendation: Should follow on PEN1502 and PEN2605
Purpose: The purpose of this module is for students to gain knowledge and skills to apply the theory and principles of punishment. The objective of the introduction is to familiarize students with the meaning of the concept of 'social control' and with the various elements of the concept of crime. The next step is to acquaint students with the various elements of the phenomena punishment. Students who complete this module will be able to draw a clear conceptual distinction between revenge and retribution as penal objectives the justification of revenge and retribution in punishment. The purpose of the inclusion of deterrence as penal objective is to give students insight into and knowledge of the development, justification, effectiveness and moral acceptance of this penal objective. Another objective of this module is to explain the justification of protection as a penal objective and to show how the community is protected though deterrence, rehabilitation, incapacitation and the various functions of punishment. The last function of the module is to put crime prevention in penological perspective.
Youth Corrections - PEN3705
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain knowledge of and insight into the field of child and youth corrections.