By joining our Criminology Work Experience in South Africa, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in some or all of the following areas:
Community Police Forum – This civilian forum is working in partnership with the local police and aims to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for citizens living in the area.
A Social Welfare Organisation – this society is made up of trained counsellors, and often provides counselling to victims of crime. Activities vary but you may be observing the court office, assisting with an anger management program in the local prison, or attending relevant workshops.
Law Firm – Criminal law and criminal defence services are provided by a firm specializing in the area of criminal law and providing support for persons facing criminal charges. You will have the opportunity to shadow an attorney and may also be able to observe court proceedings.
Private Security Firm – A firm providing emergency response services and alarm installation. You may have the opportunity to assist with community patrols or assist in the control room.