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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
Course readings via eReserve
- 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