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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 41


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in English Language. Applicants possessing a Diploma in Criminal Justice Studies from this University will be admitted into Level 300. Entry Requirements Admission to the BA CJS will be as per the University of Botswana General Regulation 20.2 or successful completion of the Diploma in Criminal Justice Studies (DCJ). Applicants who hold the DCJ from the University of Botswana will be admitted to the third year of the BA CJS degree programme. These students will be advised to take three new courses (1 at 1st year level, and 2 at second year level) as electives in order to satisfy requirements. Duration of Programme The normal duration for the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies shall be eight (8) semesters on a full-time basis. Students who are granted exemptions under the Departmental regulations may be able to complete the programme in a shorter period of time. Progression from one Semester to another Semester Progression from one Semester to the next shall be as per General Regulation 00.9 Award of Degree The award of the degree shall be as per General Regulation 00.852

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY Credits : 3
  THEORATICAL CRIMINOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO LAW Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PUNISHMENT IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Credits : 3
  INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES AND PUBLIC ADMIN. Credits : 3
  THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  PENOLOGY & THE PENAL SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  PUNISHMENT IN BOTSWANA Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  CLASSICAL & POST-CLASSICAL CRIMINOLOGICAL THE Credits : 3
  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO GROUP WORK Credits : 3
  MEDIA CRIME & CULTURE Credits : 3
  CRIMINAL JUSTICE WORK Credits : 3
  GENDER,CRIME AND JUSTICE Credits : 3
  SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  CLASSICAL & POST-CLASSICAL CRIMINOLOGICAL THE Credits : 3
  ENVIROMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  POLICING AND SOCIETY Credits : 3
  SOCIAL INEQUALITY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE Credits : 3
  SPECIFIC OFFENCES IN CRIMINAL LAW Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  CRIME PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT & CONTROL Credits : 3
  THEORETICAL DEBATES IN CRIMINOLOGY Credits : 3
  CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  RISK MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR Credits : 3
  VICTIMOLOGY Credits : 3
  EVIDENCE Credits : 4
  SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Credits : 3
  CRIMINAL JUSTICE PRACTICUM Credits : 3
  POLICY ANALYSIS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  WHITE COLLAR CRIME Credits : 3
  FORENSIC CRIMINOLOGY Credits : 3
  JUVENILE DELINQUENCY & YOUTH JUSTICE Credits : 3
  HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  ELECTRONIC CRIME Credits : 3
  DATA ANALYSIS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  MANAGEMENT OF JUSTICE ORGANISATIONS Credits : 3
  DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL SECURITY Credits : 3
  JURISPRUDENCE Credits : 4
  SOCIOLOGY OF LAW Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 6
  ORGANISED CRIME Credits : 3
  HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  INTERNATIONAL POLICING Credits : 3
  PRIVATIZATION/COMMERCIALIZATION OF CRIMINAL J Credits : 3
  CRIMINAL OFFENDER PROFILING Credits : 3
  SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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