CRJU301-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Sentencing Theory and Practice

15 points
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018

Description

Theoretical bases for sentencing: just deserts, utilitarianism and other theories. Plea negotiation. Sentencing Act 2002- process, principles and practice. Probation and parole. Proceeds of Crime legislation.

This course is designed to provide LLB and BCJ students with a deep understanding of the sentencing process, theories of sentencing and statutory sentencing principles, and with an understanding of the parole and probation systems.  It will also cover proceeds of crime legislation and its operation.

The course will emphasise the roles of different criminal justice professionals involved in the sentencing and post-sentencing process. The course will also familiarise students with current debates about the efficacy of different kinds of sentences and with the ethical issues arising in the sentencing process.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of the course, be able to:
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the sentencing process in New Zealand and the sentencing principles guiding judges;
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the legal basis for, and practical operation of, the probation and parole systems and the nature and effect of proceeds of crime legislation;
  •  Demonstrate familiarity with the roles of different criminal justice professionals involved in the sentencing process and parole and probation systems;
  •  Critically engage with current debates on the efficacy and ethics of different forms of sentencing.
    • 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.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 5 Mar - 11 Mar
19 Mar - 25 Mar
30 Apr - 6 May
14 May - 20 May
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 12 Mar - 18 Mar
26 Mar - 1 Apr
7 May - 13 May
21 May - 27 May
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KE05 5 Mar - 11 Mar
19 Mar - 25 Mar
30 Apr - 6 May
14 May - 20 May
04 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KE05 12 Mar - 18 Mar
26 Mar - 1 Apr
7 May - 13 May
21 May - 27 May
05 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KE05 5 Mar - 11 Mar
19 Mar - 25 Mar
30 Apr - 6 May
14 May - 20 May
06 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KE05 12 Mar - 18 Mar
26 Mar - 1 Apr
7 May - 13 May
21 May - 27 May
07 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KE07 12 Mar - 18 Mar
26 Mar - 1 Apr
7 May - 13 May
21 May - 27 May

Timetable Note

Students will be expected to attend lectures and workshops and to engage in approximately 60 hours of self-directed research.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Debra Wilson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay One 23 Mar 2018 10%
Essay Two 04 May 2018 40%
Final Examination 50%


Assessment may consist of a combination of an essay, group work (including a presentation) and  a test or exam.

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $790.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Law.

All CRJU301 Occurrences

  • CRJU301-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018