LAWS365-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Issues in Policing, Prosecution and Alternatives to Prosecution

15 points
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

Policing theories; police powers to arrest and search; prosecution process, diversion, restorative justice; youth justice; alternatives to traditional court prosecution of offenders; Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons Act) 2003

This course is designed:  
•  to give students a sound understanding of policing theories and practices adopted in New Zealand and of the prosecution process and alternatives to prosecution;
•  to introduce students to some aspects of international policing
•  to assist students to understand the roles of different criminal justice professionals involved in policing and prosecution of offences  
•  to familiarise students with current debates about the extent of police powers, the handling of young offenders, diversion as an alternative to prosecution, the use of restorative justice practices and processes for dealing with mentally impaired offenders. .
•  to enable students to engage with social and cultural factors which are relevant to the policing and prosecution process, especially as these affect Maori and Pasifika people.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of the course, be able to:

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of of policing theories and practices adopted in New Zealand and of the prosecution process and alternatives to prosecution;

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of some issues affecting international policing

  •  Demonstrate familiarity with the roles of different criminal justice professionals in the policing and prosecution of offenders and in alternatives to prosecution;

  •  Critically engage with current debates on extent of police powers, the handling of young offenders, diversion as an alternative to prosecution, the use of restorative justice practices and processes for dealing with mentally impaired offenders.

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural factors which are relevant to the policing and prosecution process, especially as these affect Maori and Pasifika people.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Robin Palmer

Lecturer

Roisin Burke

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 11 Sep 2017 30%
Final Exam 70%


The course may be assessed by way of a compulsory essay and a final open-book exam.

Assessment will be confirmed in the first week of the course.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Cleland, Alison , Quince, Khylee; Youth justice in Aotearoa New Zealand : theory, practice, critique;

Finn, Jeremy , Mathias, Don; Criminal procedure in New Zealand; 2nd edition;

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $775.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS365 Occurrences

  • LAWS365-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017