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LAWS458 Sentencing

The law relating to sentencing the criminal offender, including theories of punishment, the mechanics of the sentencing process, the use of probation and psychiatric reports, sentencing alternatives.

An examination of the principles and practice of sentencing. A key feature of sentencing is that it is discretionary, but the sentencing Judge is constrained by the requirements of the Sentencing Act 2002 and by sentencing levels as evidenced in similar cases. Topics will include the nature and purpose of punishment; statutory and judicial sentencing principles; sentencing alternatives; and the mechanics of sentencing - the sentencing and appeal process, including the roles of prosecution and defence counsel.

Paper title Sentencing
Paper code LAWS458
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Geoff Hall
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will acquire practical skills through the plea in mitigation/judgement exercise.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 12:00-13:50 9-14, 17-22

The law relating to sentencing the criminal offender, including theories of punishment, the mechanics of the sentencing process, the use of probation and psychiatric reports, sentencing alternatives.

An examination of the principles and practice of sentencing. A key feature of sentencing is that it is discretionary, but the sentencing judge is constrained by the requirements of the Sentencing Act 2002 and by sentencing levels as evidenced in similar cases. Topics will include the nature and purpose of punishment; statutory and judicial sentencing principles; sentencing alternatives; and the mechanics of sentencing - the sentencing and appeal process, including the roles of prosecution and defence counsel.

Paper title Sentencing
Paper code LAWS458
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) Pending approval this paper may be offered in 2018 Summer School.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Geoff Hall
Textbooks
Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will acquire practical skills through the plea in mitigation/judgement exercise.

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 18:00-20:50 2-5, 7
Thursday 18:00-20:50 2-7