Module leader: Fred Cram
Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 2, Essay - 6,000 words
This module explores the early stages of the criminal justice system. The focus will be on England and Wales, but comparative material will be used where appropriate.
The module is explicitly socio-legal. That is, it is concerned with the law relating to enforcement, the way the law operates in reality, its impact on suspect populations, and what the prospects are for reform. Specific topics will include the following, though not all will be taught in any one year:
Aims of criminal justice
Models of criminal justice
Policing; rights of suspects
Prosecution policy and processes
Enforcement of ‘regulatory’ crime
Police misconduct and legal responses to it
Pre-trial and trial
Rights and role of victims in criminal justice
Ethnicity and criminal justice
Methods of assessment
Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.
One 3-hour written examination
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