LAWS202-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Criminal Law

30 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
    • 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.

      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.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
Jack Erskine 111 (5/3, 19/3, 14/5)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (30/7)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (30/7)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (5/3, 19/3, 14/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
03 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (30/7)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (5/3, 19/3, 14/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
04 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 E12 (14/8, 18/9, 9/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (31/7)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (6/3, 20/3, 15/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
05 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 E12 (14/8, 18/9, 9/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (31/7)
West 214 (6/3, 20/3, 15/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 244 (14/8, 18/9, 9/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (31/7)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (6/3, 20/3, 15/5)
4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
12 Aug - 18 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 101 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Jack Erskine 111 (12/3, 26/3, 21/5)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (6/8)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
08 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (6/8)
Jack Erskine 441 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (12/3, 26/3, 21/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
09 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 101 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (6/8)
Psychology - Sociology 456 (12/3, 26/3, 21/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
10 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (7/8)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (13/3, 27/3, 22/5)
Rehua 329 (21/8, 25/9, 16/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
11 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 (13/3, 27/3, 22/5)
Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (7/8)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (21/8, 25/9, 16/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
12 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 339 Language Lab (7/8)
John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room (13/3, 27/3, 22/5)
West 212 (21/8, 25/9, 16/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
19 Aug - 25 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 K1 Lecture Theatre 6 May - 12 May
02 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:30 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 6 May - 12 May

Timetable Note

TUTORIALS
Tutorials 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.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quiz 5%
Test 07 May 2019 20%
Essay 11 Sep 2019 10%
Tutorial Attendance 5%
Final Examination 60%


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.

Textbooks

Required Texts

AP Simester and WJ Brookbanks; Principles of Criminal Law; 4th edn; Thomson Reuters, 2012.

Recommended Reading

Finn, Jeremy , Mathias, Don; Criminal Procedure in New Zealand; 2nd ed; (2015).

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.

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

Indicative Fees

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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 265

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS202 Occurrences

  • LAWS202-19W (C) Whole Year 2019