CRJU202-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Criminal Law for Criminal Justice

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


General principles of criminal law (liability for offences, overview of party liability, inchoate offences and general defences).

CRJU202 is designed to provided BCJ students, not also studying for a Law degree, with a satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding of the principles of criminal law necessary for persons working in, or with, the criminal justice system.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of the course, be able to:
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of criminal law;
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of how these principles and features will be applied in individual cases;
  •  Engage in critical analysis of issues where the current law poses particular difficulties for individuals concerned with the criminal justice process and for criminal justice professionals.
    • 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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Either CRJU150 or LAWS150


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Examinations, Quizzes and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
25 Mar - 31 Mar

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Shea Esterling


Chat Le Nguyen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Quiz 15 Mar 2024 10%
In-Class Test 28 Mar 2024 40%
Final Exam 50%

The assessment may consist of a quiz, test and exam.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Finn, Jeremy et al; Adams on criminal law ; 2020 student edition; Thomson Reuters, 2020.

Simester, A. P. , Brookbanks, Warren., Boister, Neil; Principles of criminal law ; 5th ed; Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, 2019.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,663.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 20 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All CRJU202 Occurrences

  • CRJU202-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024