Bachelor of Criminal Justice - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ - 360 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This degree was first offered in 2014.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Law may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice, a student must be credited with a minimum of 360 points, including:
(a)
255 points from the compulsory courses in Schedule A to the Regulations;
(b)
at least 90 points from the elective courses in Schedule B to the Regulations;
(c)
15 points from either Schedule B to the Regulations or 15 points at 200 level or above from any other degree of the University;
(d)
no more than 135 points at 100 level;
(e)
at least 135 points at 200 level or above;
(f)
at least 90 points at 300 level.
4.
Admission to the qualification

A student must satisfy the Admission Regulations of the University to be admitted to this qualification.

5.
Subjects

There are no majors, minors or endorsements for this qualification.

6.
Time limits

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with a time limit of 10 years.

7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits
This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with the following stipulations:
(a)
A student for the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, who is or has been enrolled for the Bachelor of Laws, may cross credit:
i.
120 points under the Regulations for Enrolment in a Programme of Study, which must be:
a.
LAWS 101 (30 points);
b.
the 75 points of non-Law required for the LLB; and
c.
CRJU 201 (15 points) or SOCI 218 (15 points) cross-credited to the Bachelor of Laws in lieu of one Bachelor of Laws Group B optional course (Bachelor of Laws Regulation 7(b) i);
ii.
LAWS 202 to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice in place of CRJU 202 (15 points), and one Bachelor of Criminal Justice Schedule B 200-level elective course (15 points).
8.
Progression
This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulation:
(a)
There is no direct entry for this qualification.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

Honours, Distinction and Merit are not awarded for this qualification.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student who has not met the requirements for the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree may, with the permission of the Dean of Law, transfer to the Certificate in Criminal Justice.

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title
CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 201 Crime and Justice
CRJU 202 Criminal Law and Procedure
CRJU 301 Sentencing Theory and Practice
CRJU 302 Prisons and Corrections
HSRV 103 Violence in Society
HSRV 104 Youth Realities
HSRV 210 Women Offending and Victimisation Perspectives
LAWS 101 Legal System: Legal Method and Institutions
MAOR 219 Te Tiriti: The Treaty of Waitangi
PHIL 139 Ethics, Politics and Justice
PSYC 105 Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
PSYC 106 Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental
SOCI 293 The History of Gangs in New Zealand

And one of:

Course Code Course Title
MAOR 108 Aotearoa: Introduction to New Zealand Treaty Society
MAOR 165 He Timatanga: Engaging with Maori

Schedule B to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Criminal Justice

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title
CRJU 210 Special Topic
CRJU 304 Research Essay in Criminal Justice
CRJU 307 Issues in Policing, Prosecution and Alternatives to Prosecution
CRJU 308 The Principles of Evidence
CRJU 309 International Criminal Law
CRJU 310 Special Topic
CRJU 311 Transnational Criminal Law
CRJU 312 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law and Procedure
HIST 295 Crime, Criminology and Policing in Modern Europe since 1750
HIST 395 Crime, Criminology and Policing in Modern Europe since 1750
HSRV 201 Communication in the Human Services
HSRV 203 Policy Debates in the Social Services
HSRV 206 Child Protection Practice
LAWS 378 Genetics, Neuroscience and the Criminal Law
LING 225 Forensic Linguistics
PHIL 240 Bioethics: Life, Death, and Medicine
PSYC 206 Research Design and Statistics
PSYC 208 Cognition
PSYC 211 Personality
PSYC 335 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 336 Industrial and Organisational Psychology

One of:

Course Code Course Title
HSRV 302 Qualitative Social Research
HSRV 305 Quantitative Research Methods for the Human Services
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