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The structure of the Criminal Justice system and the role of government agencies: Investigative and prosecutorial agencies such as Police, Fisheries, Customs, Serious Fraud Office, Crown prosecutors (includes ESR); the criminal courts ( High, District and Youth Courts) jurisdiction and roles); Corrections and related activities (includes Probation, fines enforcement etc, community service etc; CYPS.
When convicted persons get life sentences they seldom spend the rest of their lives inprison. Why is such a commonly-known term like ‘life imprisonment’ so poorlyunderstood? This lack of understanding is common to many topics that make up thediscipline of criminal justice. CRJU101 will lift the veil on crime, how it is defined,how laws are made, how they are policed, how the courts work, restorative justice, thehistory of punishment and prisons, and even the psychological make-up of criminals.CRJU101 is broken into a number of components that will be taught by many of NewZealand’s leading experts in their respective fields. These components will be woventogether to introduce the broad field of criminal justice in New Zealand.
By the end of this course students will have: An elementary understanding of the criminal justice system in New Zealand atboth a theoretical and practical level. An awareness of different concepts of criminal justice, including those ofMāori and Pasifika. An understanding of a range of discrete topics within criminal justice that willenable them to move into further study within the discipline. Increased competency in the areas of critical thinking, comprehension, andacademic writing skills.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
There will be tutorials for this course. These will be timetabled in due course with information on the tutorials being provided in the first week of lectures.
, Greg Newbold
, Heather Wolffram
, Neville Blampied
, Abby Suszko
and Randolph Grace
This course may be assessed by way of two essays and a final exam.The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.
Criminal Justice : A New Zealand Introduction;
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 40 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Law.