Free Online Course on From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice
What is a 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 England and Wales? Now’s your chance to find out. On this course, you’ll follow a suspect through the journey of investigation, prosecution and adjudication. You’ll step inside the courtroom – discovering how criminal justice processes work – 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
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at those with 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.
Originally posted 2021-07-14 17:08:22.