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Faculty
        of   Law
               INA L JUSTICATIONS
      A IN CRIMIC INVESTIG
DIPLOM FORENS
    AND
BASIC CRIMINAL LAW &                           •	 Practical	guidelines	on	the	
SPECIFIC OFFENCES                                 prevention of fraud
Forensic      auditors       and     other     •	 Interpretation	of	prevention	of	
investigators of crime must have a basic       	 organized	crime	act
understanding of the general principles        •	 Money	laundering	control
of	 the	 criminal	 law.	 In	 addition,	 the	
economic crime investigator must have          LAW OF EVIDENCE &
detailed knowledge of the specific             THE CONSTITUTION
elements of those crimes he or she             Topics in this section mainly deal with
will investigate. Crimes that will be          issues of admissibility.
addressed are the so-called “white
collar” or economic crimes.                    Apart	 from	 a	 discussion	 on	 different	
•	 General	principles	of	criminal	law          important	 legal	 concepts,	 many	
•	 Fraud,	with	the	emphasis	on	                practical examples and case studies
   management & employee fraud                 of what the legal system might expect
•	 Theft	also	Identity	theft                   from investigators will be included. The
•	 Forgery	and	uttering                        possible consequences of any conduct
•	 Computer-related	 crime	 (Electronic	       or action in the light of our Constitution
   Communications	&	Transactions	act,	         will form a very important part of the
   25	of	2002)                                 lectures. Some of the topics include:
•	 Prevention	and	Combating	of	                •	 Rules	of	evidence	in	general
	 Corrupt	Activities	Act,	12	of	2004	          •	 Similar	fact	evidence
•	 Other	statutory	offences                    •	 Opinion	evidence	&	expert	
                                                  witnesses
FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS                        •	 Hearsay	evidence
This topic not only deals with the             •	 Documentary	&	real	evidence	(also	
gathering of evidence but also                    computer print-outs)
emphasizes	interviewing	and	interroga-         •	 Competence,	compellability	
tion techniques. Students are provided            & privilege
with	hints	on	where	to	obtain	evidence,	       •	 Admissions	&	confessions
as well as how to preserve it for              •	 Entry,	search	and	seizure	of	articles	
evidentiary	 purposes.	 He	 or	 she	 must	        v fundamental rights
also know how to report the results            •	 Giving	evidence	in	court	(emphasis	
of	 examinations;	 how	 to	 evaluate	 the	        on cross-examination techniques)
veracity of potential witnesses and            •	 Promotion	of	access	to	
numerous other matters relating to             	 information	Act
investigations. Categories included in         •	 Whistle	blowing
this topic are:                                •	 Interception,	monitoring	&	
•	 Basic	methods	of	investigation                 entrapment
•	 The	crime	investigation	process             •	 Disciplinary	hearings
•	 Evidence	gathering	and	
    preservation                               BASIC AUDITING PRINCIPLES
•	 Interviewing	of	witnesses	and	              Particular emphasis is placed on the
    suspects                                   changing roles of internal auditors
•	 Statement	taking	and	document	              and	 fraud	 investigators.	 Accountants	
    analysis                                   and auditors will be more familiar with
•	 The	nature,	investigation	&	combat	         this area. Topics that are addressed
    of economic crime                          may serve to refresh the memory but
students are also provided with new            Examination:	Friday,	04	November	2011.
preventative and detection techniques.
Most of the time allocated will be spent       I. CONTACT PROGRAMME
on practical issues and case studies.             (PART-TIME)
Sub-topics include:                            	 February:	   8,	15,	22
•	 Introduction	to	forensic	auditing           	 March:	 	    1,	8,	15,	22
•	 Key	factors	to	put	forensic	auditing	       	 April:		 	   19
   into perspective                            	 May:	 	 	    3,	10,	17
•	 Auditing	principles	&	standards                June:       —
•	 Identifying	illicit	or	suspect	             	 July:	 	 	   19,	26
   transactions                                	 August:	 	   2,	16,	23,	30
•	 Generally	accepted	accounting	              	 September:	 13,	20,	27
   practice                                    	 October:	    4,	11
•	 Risk	assessment	and	Prevention
•	 Code	of	conduct                             The lectures will be presented on
                                               Tuesdays,	from	18:00	to	20:00.
THE DIPLOMA
•	 The	course	is	presented	over	one	           II. MODULAR PROGRAMME
   year on a part-time basis.                      (LIMITED CONTACT)
•	 The	 lectures	 will	 be	 presented	 in	     After	 the	 first	 three	 successful	 years	
   English. Students may participate in        of	 the	 contact	 programme,	 public	
   discussions	 in	 English	 or	 Afrikaans	    demand lead to the same course being
   and write the assignments and               presented	 (since	 2000)	 by	 means	 of	 a	
   examination in either of these two          modular programme of two four-day
   languages.                                  sessions. Forensic auditors and criminal
•	 The	Diploma	in	Criminal	Justice	and	        investigators from around the country
   Forensic Investigations consists of         have the opportunity to enroll and
   four modules which investigate the          benefit from this course.
   legal implications of the investigative     Full day compulsory lectures will be
   and auditing functions of the forensic      presented on:
   investigator.                               7	-	10	March	2011	and	
•	 The	 course	 seeks	 to	 provide	            1	-	4	August	2011
   the student with an initial basic           (Candidates outside the Gauteng area
   understanding of applicable legal           will be accommodated first for this
   theory and thereafter to deal with          modular course)
   the legal problems involved in the
   important practical situations he           ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
   or she may encounter in his/her             The following persons qualify for
   professional capacity.                      admission to this course:
•	 Persons	 involved	 in	 the	 internal	       •	 Practising	accountants
   investigation	 of	 financial	 records,	     •	 Forensic	 auditors	 and	 economic	
   improper	 conduct,	 or	 criminal	              crime investigators (Public and
   activities	 such	 as	 fraud	 and	 theft,	      Private Sectors)
   etc,	will	find	this	course	of	particular	   •	 Persons	 in	 possession	 of	 any	
   interest. Students will be kept abreast        bachelor’s degree. (Due to the
   of the latest legal developments.              elementary nature of the law part
•	 The	 following	 dates	 are	 scheduled	         of	 this	 course,	 persons	 with	 a	 law	
   for	lectures.	These	dates	are	subject	         degree are not advised to enroll.)
   to variation.                               •	 Persons	 with	 equivalent	 	 qualifica-
   tions and working experience will         PROGRAMME PRESENTERS
   also be considered for admission by       The course director is Prof Dawie de
   the Dean but matric is required.          Villiers (UJ - Criminal Law & Law of
•	 Applicants	 will	 be	 subjected	 to	 a	   Evidence). Part-time: Dr Marna Jackson
   selection process and numbers will        (E+Y),	Mr	Jakes	Jacobs	(Megaplan	IIS)	
   be limited                                and Mr Peter Goss (PWC).

APPLICATION                                  ADMINISTRATIVE ENQUIRIES
The closing date for applications is         Application	forms	and	more	details	
31 October.                                  on the programmes are available
                                             from	the	Faculty	of	Law.	Tel:	011	559	
                                             3739/2328	Email:	excurlaw1@uj.ac.za;	
The completed application form and           esquier@uj.ac.za;
application fee must be sent to:
                                             PROGRAMMES PRESENTED
The Registrar                                IN 2011
University of Johannesburg                   1.	 Higher	Diploma	in	Tax	Law	(intake	
PO Box 524,                                       every	2nd	year	–	next	intake	2012)
Auckland Park,                               2.	 Higher	Diploma	in	International	
Johannesburg, 2006                                Taxation	(intake	every	2nd	year	–	
                                                  next	intake	2012)
Please attach a certified copy of your       3.	 Postgraduate	Diploma	in	Drafting	
ID document/ passport and certified               and Interpretation of Contracts
copies of your previous qualifications       4.	 Postgraduate	Diploma	in	
(if relevant) to your application form.           Corporate Law
                                             5.	 Diploma	in	Criminal	Justice	and	
*Foreign applicants should contact                Forensic Investigation
the Faculty for relevant legislative         6.	 Diploma	in	Insolvency	Law	and	
requirements.                                     Practice	(AIPSA)
                                             7.	 Postgraduate	Diploma	in	Compliance
                                             8.	 Certificate	in	Money	Laundering	
FEES 2011
                                                  Control
1. Administration fees                       9.	 Certificate	in	Board	Governance
   (non-refundable)                          10.	 Certificate	in	Compliance	
	 Only	New	Applications*		 R280.00                Management
	 ICT	levy*		    	         R390.00           11.	 Certificate	in	Sport	Law*
	 Registration*			         R450.00           12.	 Certificate	in	Legislative	Drafting
2. Tuition Fee 	 	        R6,500.00          13.	 Short	Course	in	Environmental	
   TOTAL                 R7,620.00                Law and Compliance
                                             14.	 Short	Course	in	Entertainment	Law*
* To be confirmed                            15.	 Postgraduate	Diploma	in	Cyber	Law*
                                             16.	 FAIS	Act	for	Key	Individuals	and	
Foreign students pay an international             Representatives
levy	of	R750*.                               17.	 The	Basics	of	Short-term	Insurance

Students who fail to pay all fees will not   * Please contact the Faculty to confirm
be permitted to attend classes.              that the programme will be offered in
                                             2011

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