CRJU101-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introduction to Criminal Justice

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

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 in
prison. Why is such a commonly-known term like ‘life imprisonment’ so poorly
understood? This lack of understanding is common to many topics that make up the
discipline 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, the
history 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 New
Zealand’s leading experts in their respective fields. These components will be woven
together to introduce the broad field of criminal justice in New Zealand.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course students will have:
  •  an elementary understanding of the criminal justice system in New Zealand at
    both a theoretical and practical level.
  •  an awareness of different concepts of criminal justice, including those of
    Māori and Pasifika.
  •  an understanding of a range of discrete topics within criminal justice that will
    enable them to move into further study within the discipline.
  •  increased competency in the areas of critical thinking, comprehension, and
    academic writing skills.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

Restrictions

LAWS150

Equivalent Courses

LAWS150

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 445 (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (11/3)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
07 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (11/3)
Meremere 526 (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
08 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E14 Lecture Theatre (25/2-4/3, 18/3-1/4, 29/4-20/5)
Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (11/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
09 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre (26/2-5/3, 19/3-2/4, 30/4-21/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (12/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
10 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre (26/2-5/3, 19/3-2/4, 30/4-21/5)
Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (12/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
11 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Geography 602 (26/2-5/3, 19/3-2/4, 30/4-21/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (12/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
12 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab (13/3)
Rehua 329 (27/2-6/3, 20/3-3/4, 1/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
13 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (13/3)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (27/2-6/3, 20/3-3/4, 1/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May
14 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (27/2-6/3, 20/3-3/4, 1/5-22/5)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (13/3)
25 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 26 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 25 Mar - 31 Mar
02 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 25 Mar - 31 Mar
03 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 E8 Lecture Theatre 25 Mar - 31 Mar
04 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 25 Mar - 31 Mar

Timetable Note

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.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jarrod Gilbert

Lecturers

Debra Wilson , Greg Newbold , Heather Wolffram , Neville Blampied and Sacha McMeeking

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Multi-choice Online Quizzes 10%
In-Class Test 29 Mar 2019 20%
Final Exam 40%
Essay 29 Apr 2019 30%


•  Online multi-choice quizzes set throughout the course.  These quizzes will count for 10% of the course grade.
•  A Test of one hours duration.  This test will count for 20% of the course grade.
•  A 1500 word essay.  This essay will count for 30% of the course grade.
•  A closed book examination will be set at the end of the semester.  The examination will count for 40% of the course grade.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks

Required Texts

Gilbert, Jarrod; Criminal Justice : A New Zealand Introduction;

Further recommended readings outlined as the course unfolds.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 40 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Law.

All CRJU101 Occurrences

  • CRJU101-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019