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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Criminal Justice
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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

    To be confirmed when paper is next offered.


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Understand and apply the law relating to selected pre-trial and trial decisions in criminal cases
    • Critically discuss major current law reform efforts in criminal justice
    • Develop an informed opinion about the role of the criminal justice system in society and the aims and values that should guide its operation


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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