n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Establishing a regulatory board for criminologists : role and functions of the board and the way forward
|Article Title||Establishing a regulatory board for criminologists : role and functions of the board and the way forward|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||I - IX|
It is a well-known fact that since the inception of the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) in 1986, one of its main objectives was the establishment of a regulatory board for criminologists. A 1995 survey conducted by the then CRIMSA professionalisation committee indicated that 91.8% of the 269 criminologists surveyed supported the establishment of such a board. See Naude (2008) for a full discussion in this regard. When the Social Work Amendment Act 102 of 1998 was changed to also make provision for the establishment of regulatory boards for persons practising other related professions, CRIMSA submitted an application for a regulatory board for criminologists to the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) on 13 March 2006.
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