Students are expected to learn through reading the textbook and completing the assignments. Course notes are mainly used to supply background information and guidelines that would help students to read the textbook so as to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Hong Kong's criminal justice system. Feedback from the instructor is an integral part of this course. Students will receive constructive feedback from the instructor after they complete the assignments.
* Students are required to purchase the textbook on their own. For details, please refer to the column 'Required Textbook' below.
Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is not a single unit system. Rather, it is a system supported by a number of institutions which, when taken together, comprise Hong Kong’s criminal justice system. Many people in Hong Kong are not aware that some government departments indeed form part of the criminal justice system.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Crime, Law and Justice in Hong Kong Chapter 2 Criminal Law Chapter 3 Counting Crime in Hong Kong Chapter 4 Hong Kong Police Force Chapter 5 Customs and Excise Department Chapter 6 Independent Commission Against Corruption Chapter 7 Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice Chapter 8 Legal assistance Chapter 9 Hong Kong Judiciary Chapter 10 Court Interpreters’ Office Chapter 11 Correctional Services Department Chapter 12 Social Welfare Department Chapter 13 Cross-Border Relations in Criminal Matters