The Criminal Courts and lay people Sec B

The following topics form part of Section B of The Law Making and Legal System at AS.

Outline of criminal courts and appeal system, including classification of offences.

Lay Magistrates; qualification, selection and appointment; composition of bench; training; role and powers. Jurors: qualification and selection; role.

The advantages and disadvantages of using lay people in the criminal courts.



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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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