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LS 4538 / LX 4538

Course Co-ordinator: Professor P Duff

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Junior and Senior Honours LLB students and Junior and Senior Honours MA Legal Studies students.

Note(s): The LX variation of the course is provided for the MA in Legal Studies as a 30 credit point course (LS 4538). This course requires an additional element of a 1,000 word non-counting essay.

This course analyses elements of Scottish criminal justice against a background of theoretical and comparative models of the criminal process. It looks at pre-trial proceedings, the trial and appeals. Against this background, the course examines the role of the major participants - the prosecutor, the accused, the victim and the adjudicator(s) - in the investigation, prosecution and determination of guilt.

6 two-hour seminars on a fortnight basis.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (66.6%) and one 3,000 word essay (33.3%).