CRJU307-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Issues in Policing, Prosecution and Alternatives to Prosecution

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

Policing theories; police powers to arrest and search; prosecution process, diversion, restorative justice; youth justice; alternatives to traditional court prosecution of offenders; Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons Act) 2003

This course is designed:  
•  to give students a sound understanding of policing theories and practices adopted in New Zealand and of the prosecution process and alternatives to prosecution;
•  to introduce students to important aspects of international policing
•  to assist students to understand the roles of different criminal justice professionals involved in policing and prosecution of offences  
•  to familiarise students with current debates about the extent of police powers, the handling of young offenders, diversion as an alternative to prosecution, the use of restorative justice practices, processes for dealing with mentally impaired offenders, and the rights of victims of crime.
•  to enable students to engage with social and cultural factors which are relevant to the policing and prosecution process, especially as these affect Maori and Pasifika people.
•  to ensure students have an appreciation of the need for an equitable balance between police and prosecutorial powers, and individual rights.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of the course, be able to:
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the content and application of the Policing Act 2008;
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of policing theories and practices adopted in New Zealand and of the prosecution process and alternatives to prosecution;
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of some issues affecting international policing
  •  Demonstrate familiarity with the roles of different criminal justice professionals in the policing and prosecution of offenders and in alternatives to prosecution;
  •  Critically engage with current debates on extent of police powers, the handling of young offenders, diversion as an alternative to prosecution, the use of restorative justice practices and processes for dealing with mentally impaired offenders.
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural factors which are relevant to the policing and prosecution process, especially as these affect Maori and Pasifika people.
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence the balance of Police and prosecutorial powers and the individual rights of offenders, witnesses and crime victims.
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      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.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Robin Palmer

Lecturer

Roisin Burke

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
In-Class Test 19 Sep 2019 30%
Final Exam 70%


The course may be assessed by way of a compulsory test or essay and a final examination.

Assessment methods will be confirmed in the first week of the course.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Jarrod Gilbert and Greg Newbold (eds); Criminal Justice : A New Zealand Introduction; Auckland University Press, 2017.

Recommended Reading

Cleland, Alison , Quince, Khylee; Youth justice in Aotearoa New Zealand : theory, practice, critique;

Finn, Jeremy , Mathias, Don; Criminal procedure in New Zealand; 2nd edition;

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,775.00

* 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 CRJU307 Occurrences

  • CRJU307-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019