LAWS202-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Criminal Law

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020

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).

This course will introduce students to the general principles of Criminal Law (actus reus, mens rea, inchoate offences, absolute and strict liability).  It will the consider the law relating to selected offences chargeable under New Zealand law.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Explain the meaning and significance of the main principles of New Zealand criminal law, and the circumstances in which these principles apply;
  • Articulate the main features of criminal procedures relevant to criminal cases;
  • Apply legal reasoning and judgment to criminal law scenarios;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the law reform process through a consideration of selected area(s) of proposed reform of the criminal law;
  • Locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to a given research topic.
  • Critically examine issues of principle and policy raised by New Zealand's current criminal law framework and its operation in practice;
  • Produce a written legal opinion that follows the conventions set out in the New Zealand Law Style Guide;
  • Work independently and manage their time in order to meet course deadlines.
    • 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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 - (24/3, 21/4)
Online Delivery (28/4-26/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (18/2-17/3, 14/7-18/8, 8/9-13/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/4-29/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (17/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
K1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 - (25/3, 22/4)
Online Delivery (29/4-27/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (19/2-18/3, 15/7-19/8, 9/9-14/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 - (9/3, 23/3, 11/5)
Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (27/7)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (10/8, 14/9, 5/10)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
23 Mar - 29 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 (17/8, 21/9, 12/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (3/8)
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 - (9/3, 23/3, 11/5)
Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (27/7)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (10/8, 14/9, 5/10)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
23 Mar - 29 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
04 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 - (16/3, 20/4, 18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (17/8, 21/9, 12/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (3/8)
16 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
18 May - 24 May
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 - (9/3, 23/3, 11/5)
Psychology - Sociology 251 (10/8, 14/9, 5/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (27/7)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
23 Mar - 29 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
06 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 - (16/3, 20/4, 18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 251 (17/8, 21/9, 12/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (3/8)
16 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
18 May - 24 May
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct
07 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 - (12/3, 14/5)
Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (30/7)
James Logie 105 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
08 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 - (19/3, 23/4, 21/5)
Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab (6/8)
Meremere 409 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
16 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
18 May - 24 May
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct
09 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 - (12/3, 14/5)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (30/7)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
10 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 - (19/3, 23/4, 21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (6/8)
16 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
18 May - 24 May
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct
11 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (12/3, 14/5)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (30/7)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (13/8, 17/9, 8/10)
9 Mar - 15 Mar
11 May - 17 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 20 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
12 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (19/3, 23/4, 21/5)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (6/8)
Psychology - Sociology 307 (20/8, 24/9, 15/10)
16 Mar - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
18 May - 24 May
3 Aug - 9 Aug
17 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
12 Oct - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00 4 May - 10 May

Timetable Note

TUTORIALS
Tutorials in LAWS202 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.

Course Coordinator

Debra Wilson

Lecturers

Debra Wilson , Neil Boister and Elisabeth McDonald

Course Supervisors:
Semester 1 : Debra Wilson
Semester 2 : Roisin Burke

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quiz 5%
Take Home Test 05 May 2020 20%
Essay 09 Sep 2020 15%
Final Examination 60%


Assessment will include an evening test (Tuesday 5 May) and may include a compulsory Essay and a Final Exam.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Simester, A. P. , Brookbanks, Warren J; Principles of criminal law; 5th ed; Thomson Reuters, 2019.

Recommended Reading

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

Finn, Jeremy et al; Adams on criminal law; 2019 student edition; Thomson Reuters, 2019.

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,644.00

International fee $8,000.00

* 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

  • LAWS202-20W (C) Whole Year 2020