CRJU101-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Introduction to Criminal Justice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

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

DRAFT TIMETABLE:

Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.

Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 235
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 James Logie 105
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 105
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
04 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
05 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
06 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A7
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
08 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 105
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
10 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
11 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
12 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 235
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
13 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
14 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
15 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
16 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 235
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
17 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
18 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
28 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

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

Marozane Spamers

Lecturer

Jarrod Gilbert

Assessment

The assessment may consist of multi-choice quizzes set throughout the course, essays and a final examination.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Further recommended readings outlined as the course unfolds.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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 Faculty of Law .

All CRJU101 Occurrences

  • CRJU101-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022