UNISA Short Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation



UNISA Short Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation

Course in Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigation (7246X)

 

Purpose

To educate investigators in the fundamental principles and art of anti-corruption and commercial crime investigations.
 



Target group

Public and private commercial crime and anti-corruption investigators.
 



Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent applicable NQF level 4 qualification and/or experience as approved by the Director: Centre for Criminological Sciences.
 

Duration

One year
 



Language medium

English
 

Registration periods

6 January to 28 February
 

Tuition method

UNISA open distance learning, facilitated by study guides, tutorial letters and discussion classes
 

Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Students must complete and pass a compulsory written assignment in each module. The assignments will involve work-based exercises and self-assessments. Assignments count 20% towards the final mark.
Summative assessment:
Students’ performance will be evaluated by means of a formal two-hour examination for each module that counts 80% towards the final mark. To pass a module a student must obtain a minimum of 50% in the examination.
 



Legal Contexts and Procedures for Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigations (CCCI01K)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • South African law and commercial crime
  • Property crimes
  • Crimes against the Administration of Justice
  • Law of evidence
  • Court processes
  • Delict and principles of civil law
  • Law of contract
  • Prescription
  • Acknowledgement of debt
  • Statutory mandates to investigate

 
 

Operationalise Anti-Corruption and Commercial Crime Investigations (CCCI02L)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Investigative theory
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing suspects and defendants
  • Recording affidavits and statements
  • Sources of information
  • Basic scene handling
  • Search and seizure

 
 

Applied Legal Procedures and Precedents (PCCI02B)
Syllabus/Content Topics
  • Fraud
  • Forgery and uttering
  • Theft by false pretence
  • Theft
  • Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act
  • National Prosecuting Act
  • Witness Protection Act
  • Protected Disclosures Act
  • Economic Communications and Transactions Act
  • Interception of Communications Act
  • Compensation

 
 

Course leader

Prof J H Prinsloo DLitt et Phil (Criminology)
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: prinsjh@unisa.ac.za
 
 

Programme administrator(s)


Ms S Campher
Centre for Criminological Sciences
Office 1-16, Brooklyn House, Veale Street, Brooklyn
Tel: 012 433 9531
E-mail: camphsf@unisa.ac.za