The Courts: Procedure and Sentencing Sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of the Concept of Liability at AS.

Outline of Criminal Courts: Magistrates and Crown.

Classification of offences: summary; indictable (triable either way and indictable only) – explored in the context of non-fatal offences.

Outline procedure to trial: bail, plea and sending for trial.

Outline of burden and standard of proof.

Sentencing: outline of aims of sentencing; outline of sentences available for adult offenders; outline of aggravating and mitigating factors in sentencing.



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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A/S A Level GCE Law course

Law Making and the Legal System

The Concept of Liability

Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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