LAWS150-13S2 (C) Semester Two 2013

Special Topic Introduction to Criminal Justice

15 points
08 Jul 2013 - 10 Nov 2013

Description

The structure of the Criminal Justice system and the roles of the government agencies involved. An introduction to some Maori and Pasifika perspectives on the criminal justice system.

The course will provide students with an overview of the New Zealand criminal justice system and introduce them to some Maori and Pasifika perspectives of the criminal justice process.

It will cover the structure of the Criminal Justice system, including:
•  The structure and role of government investigative and prosecutorial agencies: Police, Fisheries, Customs, Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecutors, ESR.
•  The jurisdiction and roles of the criminal courts (High, District and Youth Courts.  
•  The Corrections system (prisons, probation, fines enforcement etc, community sentences, etc.)  
•  Dealing with young offenders and the role of the Children and Young Persons Service.
•  Dealing with offenders with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.

The course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and understanding necessary for advanced level study in the Criminal Justice area if and when a specialist degree can be offered.  Approval for such a degree will be sought in 2013 with the intention of introducing 200-level courses in 2014.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will gain and understanding of:
  •  the structure and key processes involved in the New Zealand criminal justice system;
  •  the role of the different governmental agencies involved;
  •   the nature of different sanctions that may be imposed on offenders and by whom they may be imposed;
  •  particular issues that arise in dealing with young offenders and offenders with mental health or intellectual disabilities ;
  •  Maori and Pasifika perspectives on the Criminal Justice system.

Pre-requisites

RP: Concurrent enrolment in LAWS101 is strongly recommended.

Recommended Preparation

Concurrent enrolment in LAWS101 is strongly recommended.

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Wednesday , Friday 2:00pm-3:00pm C1 Lecture Theatre 8 Jul - 18 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct

Tutorials
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm Kirkwood KC05 8 Jul - 14 Jul,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
2 Sep - 8 Sep,
16 Sep - 22 Sep,
30 Sep - 6 Oct
Stream 02 Wednesday 3:00pm-4:00pm Kirkwood KC05 8 Jul - 14 Jul,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
2 Sep - 8 Sep,
16 Sep - 22 Sep,
30 Sep - 6 Oct
Stream 03 Monday 4:00pm-5:00pm Kirkwood KC05 15 Jul - 21 Jul,
29 Jul - 4 Aug,
12 Aug - 18 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep,
7 Oct - 13 Oct
Stream 04 Wednesday 3:00pm-4:00pm Kirkwood KC05 15 Jul - 21 Jul,
29 Jul - 4 Aug,
12 Aug - 18 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep,
7 Oct - 13 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jeremy Finn

Lecturer

Greg Newbold

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
InClass Test 09 Aug 2013 20%
Essay 27 Sep 2013 30%
Final Examination 50%


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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $682.00

International fee $3,263.00

* 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 LAWS150 Occurrences

  • LAWS150-13S2 (C) Semester Two 2013