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This course is comparative in nature and examines in depth certain aspects of the criminal justice process, focussing upon differences between the adversarial and inquisitorial models. Examples are mainly drawn from Scotland, England and continental Europe. Topics addressed include: prosecution systems; the position of the accused; the status granted to the victim; plea-bargaining; the trial process; and appeals. The emphasis is not so much on ‘black-letter law’ but on the principles and policies, often clashing, which underlie the detailed legal rules and regulations governing the relevant institutions and processes.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Various topics in criminal justice, for instance: prosecution systems, the role of the victim, the position of the accused, plea-bargaining, appeals, modelling criminal justice systems.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: One two hour written examination (67%) and one 3,000 word essay (33%). Re-sit Attempt: 2 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.