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 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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