From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice (FutureLearn)

From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice (FutureLearn)
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This course is aimed at those with a good secondary education and an interest in UK Law. You do not need any prior knowledge of the field, but a keen interest in the criminal justice system in England and Wales is essential.
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From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice (FutureLearn)
What is crime? How does criminal justice work in England and Wales? Find out more by following a case through the system. What happens when a crime is allegedly committed in the UK? Now’s your chance to find out. On this course you’ll follow a suspect through the journey of investigation, prosecution and adjudication.

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You’ll step inside the courtroom - discovering how criminal justice processes work in England and Wales - and learn about the criminal law and key institutions like the police and the courts.

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?

- 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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This course is aimed at those with a good secondary education and an interest in UK Law. You do not need any prior knowledge of the field, but a keen interest in the criminal justice system in England and Wales is essential.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.