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 1161 A/S Level/AQA 2161 A Level GCE Law course

Unit 1 LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 LAW02 The Concept of Liability

Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Unit 4 LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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