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Selected topics of current importance in criminal law, drawn from the following list: gender issues in criminal law; dealing with insanity and intellectual disability in criminal cases; consent in sexual offences and offences against the person; offences involving alcohol and drugs; self-defence and the use of force in the defence of property; state powers of search and seizure; prosecutorial discretion and the initiation of proceedings; computer crime; terrorism-related offences; changes to pre-trial and trial proceedings including inquisitorial trials; double jeopardy; interference with criminal proceedings (including both offences against justice and contempt of court).
This year the course will begin with a discussion about what ‘crime’ actually is. Dr Wright will go on to look at some aspects of criminal procedure through the lens of covert police operations. Dr Le Nguyen will then take you through the contemporary issues around computer crime, particularly as they relate to crimes in cyberspace. Dr Mehigan will cover the contemporary political and procedural issues around prosecuting international crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity in New Zealand and in international tribunal’s. The final part of the course will cover criminal justice responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
60 points at 200 level, including either CRJU202 orLAWS202, from Schedule C to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree regulations.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
, Mark Wright
and Chat Le Nguyen
Assessment for the course will be by way of an online quiz, an essay and an exam.
Domestic fee $822.00
International fee $4,000.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Law.