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Criminal Evidence (Level 5)

Overview

  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5

Module description

Understanding the 'world' of legal proof in the courtroom is an important part of grasping the criminal justice process. This module examines how law constructs and contests the proof of criminal activity through the law of evidence that governs the criminal trial.

This module is specifically designed for non-law specialists, offering an accessible account of the core legal issues and topics and framed by reference to wider readings in the social sciences.

You will be expected to attend a crown court trial and prepare a short report on your observations, as well as submitting a final essay on a specific research topic.