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LAWS418 Crime and Property


The general principles of crimes against property rights with particular emphasis on Part 10 of the Crimes Act 1961.

Crime and Property covers a range of topics in which there is an interface between the principles of criminal law and property law.

Paper title Crime and Property
Paper code LAWS418
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
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LAWS 201 and LAWS 203 and 36 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS474 passed in 2004-2007.
Teaching staff
Professor Margaret Briggs

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be better informed in practice to support their clients in criminal matters relating to property offending, including theft, obtaining by deception, receiving, burglary and computer offences.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22