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Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3

Open Study College
Course summary
379 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Unit 1: General Principles of Criminal Liability

  • Criminal Law
  • Sources of Criminal Law
  • Precedent
  • Ratio decidendi and obiter dicta
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Elements of criminal liability
  • Mens rea and actus reus
  • Specific and Basic Intent Crimes

Unit 2: The Courts and Access to Legal Advice

  • The Criminal Court System
  • The Magistrates Court and the Crown Court
  • Appeals
  • The Legal Profession: Judges, Magistrates and Juries
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • Sentencing
  • Types of Sentence
  • Legal Aid for Criminal Cases

Unit 3: Police Powers

  • The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Stop and Search
  • Search of Premises
  • Arrest
  • Time limits relating to detention
  • Custody Officer
  • Rights of the Detained Person
  • Fingerprints and Body Samples
  • Out of Court Disposal
  • Complaints Against the Police

Unit 4: Property Offences

  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Blackmail
  • Fraud
  • Damage to Property
  • Simple criminal damage
  • Aggravated criminal damage

Unit 5: Non-Fatal Violence Offences Against the Person

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Offences against the Person Act 1861
  • Wounding
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Actual and Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Law in Action
  • General Defences
  • Law Reform

Unit 6: Unlawful Homicide

  • Murder
  • Causation
  • Mens Rea of Murder
  • The Actus Reus of Murder
  • Joint Enterprise
  • Partial Defences to Murder
  • Manslaughter (voluntary and involuntary)
  • Gross Negligence manslaughter

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47.90 totalling 479

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