The legal system: the criminal courts and lay people.

The rule of law. This topic forms part of the nature of law and the English legal system unit and counts towards the A level award.

  • Basic understanding of the criminal process including the classification of offences, and the appeal system.
  • Criminal court powers and sentencing of adult offenders.
  • The role of lay people: the role and powers of magistrates in criminal courts and the role of juries in criminal courts.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using juries in criminal courts.

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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

A Level Law Option A: Contract law

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