Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction - book launch and panel discussion

Presenter: UC Arts and Law
  • Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 to Tuesday, 12 December 2017
  • Time: 06:00PM to 09:00PM
  • Location: C2, Central Lecture Theatres, Ilam Campus, University of Canterbury
  • Ticket: Free

REGISTRATIONS ARE FULL. We will be recording this event and will post links to our video on the UC Arts Facebook page as well the the College of Arts website.


You are invited to attend the book launch of Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction editedby Jarrod Gilbert and Greg Newbold. This book is made up of contributions from academics and people who work in the field. It will give readers the essential information that they need to understand the New Zealand criminal justice system, its foundations, its agencies, and other key issues.


A panel discussion on 'The six biggest challenges facing New Zealand's criminal justice system today and how do we tackle them?' will also take place at the event.

Our panel speakers include:

New Zealand Police Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard

Secretary of Justice and Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman

University of Canterbury Dean of Law Ursula Cheer

Department of Corrections Chief Executive Ray Smith

Multi award winning crime author and journalist Steve Braunias

Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft


Drinks and nibbles will be provided. This is a free event, please register by the 6th of December.

Free parking is available from 5pm onwards. The closest car park to the venue is Clyde Car Park, off Clyde Road.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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