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.
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- 96 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) Pending approval this paper may be offered in 2018 Summer School.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Course materials are provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will acquire practical skills through the plea in mitigation/judgement exercise.