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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 selected offences chargeable under New Zealand law. Criminal 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
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
, Elisabeth McDonald
, Roisin Burke
and Neil Boister
The course may be assessed by way of a Test (Tuesday 7 May 2019, 6.30-8.30pm), a compulsory Essay and a Final 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;
France, S; Finn, J;
Adams on criminal law;
2018 student edition;
Thomson Reuters, 2017.
There may be available a 2019 student edition of the Adams on Criminal Law text.A new edition of Principles of Criminal Law may be available late 2018.
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This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.
Domestic fee $1,612.00
International fee $7,550.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 265
For further information see
School of Law.