CRJU160-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Legal Issues in the New Zealand criminal justice system

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


Legal Issues in the New Zealand criminal justice system will introduce students to current and emerging issues in the criminal justice system. It will begin by providing an overview of the complex legal rules which regulate the investigation and prosecution and punishment of criminal offences and offenders. Case studies and contemporary law reform initiatives will be used to provide perspectives on the working of these legal rules as practice, and as tools to discuss the process in which the law might be changed. Students who study this course will be well equipped to understand the nature of the New Zealand criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mark Wright


James Mehigan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 1 31 Jul 2020 10% 600 words
Essay 2 11 Sep 2020 30% 1,500 words
Final Exam 60%

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $822.00

International fee $4,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All CRJU160 Occurrences

  • CRJU160-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020