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LAWS449 Criminal Procedure

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The law and policy of criminal procedure in New Zealand and an introduction to the application of criminal procedure processes to practical problems.

Paper title Criminal Procedure
Paper code LAWS449
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
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Prerequisite
LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
Pre or Corequisite
LAWS 414
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Contact

law@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Jo Murdoch, partner Meredith Connell

Paper Structure

Topic 1 - Principles of Criminal Procedure; Background to current legislation its passage and the reform process

Topic 2 - Background to current legislation and the reform process (continued); major features of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011

Topic 3 - Categories of offences, case management; name suppression; non-appearance of defendants; transfers from District Court to High Court

Topic 4 - Criminal Procedure Rules 2012 and Crown Prosecution Regulations 2013; sentencing and appeals

Topic 5 - Perspectives from the bench. Guest lecture 1: High Court Judge, Guest Lecture 2: District Court Judge

Topic 6 - Criminal Procedure Rules 2012 and Crown Prosecution Regulations 2013; continued.  Summary

Textbooks

Course Materials will be provided

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship.
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Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students should have:

  • Knowledge of the legislative history of criminal procedure;
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Rules and Crown Prosecution Regulations;
  • Knowledge of issues related to the Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Rules and Crown Prosecution Regulations;
  • The ability to analyse and apply the Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Rules and Crown Prosecution Regulations in practice;
  • The ability to deal with legal problems arising from breaches of the Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Rules and Crown Prosecution Regulations;
  • The ability to advise clients about the Criminal Procedure Act, Criminal Procedure Rules and Crown Prosecution Regulations;
  • The ability to understand substantive procedural law as well as the realities of the criminal courts.

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Timetable

Summer School

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 17:00-18:50 2-7
Thursday 17:00-18:50 2-7