From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Last updated on April 21, 2024 5:38 pm

What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system.

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Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those with a good secondary education and an interest in law and/or criminal justice. The level is undergraduate level 1, so equivalent to the first year of a degree course. You do not need any prior knowledge of the field, but a keen interest in criminal justice is essential.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: Definitions of crime

measuring the extent of crime

Week 2: Investigation and prosecution

Week 3: The trial process

Week 4: Sentencing

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Identify different definitions of ‘crime’

Describe, in basic terms, key processes in criminal justice including investigation, prosecution, defence, adjudication and sentencing

Develop a reasoned view on the values underpinning criminal justice processes in England and Wales, and on the effectiveness of institutions including police, lawyers, and courts

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