SOCI218-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Crime and Justice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course examines the development of criminological theory, before moving to consider crime in New Zealand itself. The final section of the course deals with corrections and the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course students will have:

  • An understanding of the development of theoretical perspectives of crime and deviance over time.
  • An awareness of the practical aspects of crime and justice in New Zealand, as compared to other countries.
  • An understanding of the changing conceptions of punishment through history and the role of corrections in New Zealand.
  • Increased competency in the areas of critical thinking, comprehension, and academic writing skills specific to the study of crime and justice.


Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH, CRJU, LAWS, or
SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


SOCI318, CRJU201

Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

Marozane Spamers


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay One 31 Mar 2021 20%
Essay Two 19 May 2021 30% 2500 words
Weekly online quiz 10% Weekly, to be completed by Friday (Week 2 - Week11) 1 March to 1 April and 26 April to 28 May
Final examination 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOCI218 Occurrences

  • SOCI218-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021