Theory in criminal law

This topic forms part of the criminal law unit and counts towards the A level award.

Harm as the basis for criminalising conduct.

Autonomy, fault and individual responsibility.

Principles in formulating rules of criminal law:

  • fair labelling
  • correspondence
  • maximum certainty
  • no retrospective liability.
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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A Level Law 7162 from 2017 course

A Level Law: The nature of law and the English legal system.

A Level Law: Criminal law

A Level Law: Tort

A Level Law Option B: Human rights

View the A Level Law Option B: Human rights unit in more detail.

A Level Law Option A: Contract law