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LS5096: ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Peter Duff

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

First Attempt: One two hour written examination (67%) and one 3,000 word essay (33%). Re-sit Attempt: 2 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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