LAWS202-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Criminal Law

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021

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).

Material taught in the class covers two related areas:
(i) The general principles of criminal liability, including accomplice liability, liability for inchoate offences and the general defences.
(ii) An introduction to certain specific offences like theft and cyber crime.

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.
  • Apply legal reasoning and judgment to criminal law scenarios.
  • Locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a range of primary and secondary sources relevant to a given research topic.
  • Produce a piece of legal writing that follows the conventions set out in the New Zealand Law Style Guide.
  • Critically examine issues of principle and policy raised by New Zealand's current criminal law framework and its operation in practice.
  • 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

Co-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121
22 Mar - 28 Mar
17 May - 23 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121
29 Mar - 4 Apr
24 May - 30 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
03 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 (22/3, 17/5)
Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre (19/7, 16/8, 13/9)
22 Mar - 28 Mar
17 May - 23 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 446 (29/3, 24/5)
Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre (26/7, 23/8, 20/9)
29 Mar - 4 Apr
24 May - 30 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
05 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 111
22 Mar - 28 Mar
17 May - 23 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 111
29 Mar - 4 Apr
24 May - 30 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
07 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 329 (25/3, 20/5)
Jack Erskine 443 (22/7, 19/8, 16/9)
22 Mar - 28 Mar
17 May - 23 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
08 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
29 Mar - 4 Apr
24 May - 30 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
09 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
22 Mar - 28 Mar
17 May - 23 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
10 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
29 Mar - 4 Apr
24 May - 30 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep

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 / Lecturer

Debra Wilson

Lecturers

Neil Boister and Chat Le Nguyen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quiz 01 Apr 2021 5%
Mid-Year Test 30%
Essay 17 Sep 2021 15%
Final Examination 50%


Assessment will include an Online Quiz, Test, Written Assessment and 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 $1,662.00

International fee $8,400.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 265

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS202 Occurrences

  • LAWS202-21W (C) Whole Year 2021