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LAWS417 Criminal Justice

Law enforcement; the powers, duties, functioning and control of the police; the prosecution, remand and trial processes; the operation of the penal system, excluding the law of sentencing; juvenile justice.

Models of Criminal Justice and the values shaping criminal justice policy and practice, policing, decision to prosecute and alternatives to prosecution, the role of victims, and appeals and other remedies.

Paper title Criminal Justice
Paper code LAWS417
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $659.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,970.20

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LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 317
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons), BAppSc
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Ms Danica McGovern

The Faculty provides all course materials for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of the New Zealand criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of sentencing , court orders, parole and prisons and the Policing Act.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22