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The general principles of criminal liability. The law relating to indictable and other selected offences chargeable under New Zealand law. Procedure on indictment and summary procedure (excluding evidence).
The general principles of criminal liability. The law relating to indictable and other selected offences chargeable under New Zealand law. Procedure on indictment and summary procedure (excluding evidence).The aims of the course are:• to give students a critical understanding of the main features of the criminal law of New Zealand;• to introduce students to the main features of legal procedure relevant to criminal cases;• to introduce students to issues to be considered in any reform of the criminal law.
The objects of the course are: to allow students to develop an ability to appreciate how, and in what circumstances the legal principles of the criminal law apply; to allow students to understand the impact of existing rules of law or proposed changes.
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.
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.
LAWS101 and LAWS110
TUTORIALSTutorials in LAW 202 will be held according to the timetable you will be given at the start of Term One. Enrolment in Tutorials will be advised via email closer to the start of the course.
The course may be assessed by way of a test, a compulsory essay, a compulsory online quiz and a final closed-book exam.The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.
AP Simester and WJ Brookbanks;
Principles of Criminal Law
Thomson Reuters, 2012.
Finn, Jeremy , Mathias, Don;
Criminal Procedure in New Zealand
Robertson, J. Bruce et al;
Adams on criminal law
2015 student edition;
There may be available a 2016 student edition of the Adams on Criminal Law text.
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This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.
Domestic fee $1,580.00
International fee $7,200.00
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 250
For further information see
Faculty of Law