Section B Criminal process

The following topic forms part of AS Unit 1: the Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems.

 

1.6 Criminal process

 

 

  • Criminal courts: structure, powers and appellate functions; powers of the magistrates' courts and Crown Court; Court of Appeal guidelines for bringing appeals
  • General principles of sentencing of adults and youths under appropriate legislation; theories and objectives of sentencing
  • The role of lay people: role of magistrates, jury trial: including jury selection, the jury and questions of fact, majority verdicts, jury secrecy and the use of juries in the Coroners’ Courts, criticisms and alternatives to the jury system
  • Study of the disctinction between enforceable legal rules and principles and other rules and norms of behaviour
  • Study of criminal law 
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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the WJEC GCE AS and A level in Law from 2017 course

AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

AS Unit 2 The Law of Tort

A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law

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