LAWS202-22W (C) Whole Year 2022

Criminal Law

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 20 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 August 2022

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 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 104
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
04 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 612
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
05 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 528
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
07 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
08 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
21 Mar - 3 Apr
16 May - 29 May
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
04 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 446
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
05 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 529
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
06 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
07 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 329
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
08 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 329
15 Aug - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 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 , Chat Le Nguyen and James Mehigan

Assessment

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 $1,690.00

International fee $8,625.00

* 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

  • LAWS202-22W (C) Whole Year 2022