Criminal Law: The rules and theory of criminal law.

This area of law forms one of the two areas of law available for selection.

 

  • Rules of criminal law and theory in criminal law; definition of crime and the purpose of criminal law; burden and standard of proof
  • Codification of criminal law
  • Functions of the Crown Prosecution Service, including outline of the roles of the Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Bail and remand in custody including police and court bail
  • The trial process, including youth justice, trial procedure and the appeal process
  • The pervasive nature of law and society, law and morality and law and justice on 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

View the A Level Units: Unit 3 The Practice of Substantive Law unit in more detail.

A Level Units: Unit 4 Substantive Law Perspectives