Crime, Justice and Digital Society

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2022

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From cybercrime to ‘big data’ policing, digital technologies are reshaping crime and criminal justice practice. This course will: Introduce students to key concepts related to the intersection of crime and justice with data, quantification and digital society; Engage students with debates related to digital technologies and criminal justice through case studies of surveillance, online extremism and predictive policing; Introduce key statistics used in criminal justice policy-making, law enforcement, incarceration and rehabilitation in New Zealand and explain how these statistics are created, used and sometimes abused; Introduce data and digital literacy skills; Embed an understanding of indigenous data sovereignty; Relate theory to emerging practice by engaging students with professionals at the leading edge of digital technologies and criminal justice.


Any 15 points at 100-level in CRJU, LAWS. DATA or DIGI; or any 60 points at 100-level from Schedule V of the BA.