LAWS380-23SU1 (C) Summer Jan 2023 start

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Procedure

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 January 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 February 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 22 January 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 5 February 2023


What is Criminal Procedure? This course will discuss a brief synopsis of the theory of criminal procedure. It will look at the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, differing categories of offences, prosecuting agencies (Police v Crown). Students will explore the roles that different judicial officers such as JP’s, Magistrates and Judges play in the criminal system while looking at arrests and/or court summons orders to court. This course will look at the requirements for a valid first arrest, opposition to bail, legal aid, pleas, sentencing indication and pre-trial applications. Students will explore the differences between Judge only trials and Jury trials, Jury pre-trial callovers and sentencing. LAWS380 will also take a more in-depth look at the lawfulness of police searches, dealing with mental health issues in criminal law and the issue of double jeopardy.




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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,488.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 50

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All LAWS380 Occurrences

  • LAWS380-23SU1 (C) Summer Jan 2023 start