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Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3

Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3 Course

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This course will take roughly 80 hours to complete.


A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Criminal Law so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

A good knowledge of criminal law is useful if you are considering working in a wide range of professions, such as social work, government social policy, Crown prosecution service and the police force.

Criminal acts are considered offences against the whole of a community. The state, in addition to certain international organizations, has responsibility for crime prevention, for bringing the culprits to justice, and for dealing with convicted offenders. The police, the criminal courts and prisons are all publicly funded services, though the main focus of criminal law concerns the role of the courts, how they apply criminal statutes and common law, and why some forms of behaviour are considered criminal.

The Distance Learning Introduction to Criminal Law course is ideal for anyone who may want to pursue a career in criminology or criminal law and also for those who may want to improve their knowledge of how the criminal justice system operates.

What can you do with Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3

As well as solicitors’ offices and barristers’ chambers, you could work for law courts, local authorities, estate agents or the police.

If you work for a small, local firm, you’ll develop experience in a wide range of legal matters. In larger firms you’ll usually specialise in one particular area of law.

With experience you could become a senior secretary, PA or office manager in larger firms.

With further qualifications, you could become a legal executive, paralegal or licensed conveyancer.

You could also work towards training as a solicitor or barrister.

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Modules

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Observational techniques
Self-report techniques
Correlations.

For the Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

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
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
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
Theft
Robbery
Burglary
Blackmail
Fraud
Damage to Property
Simple criminal damage
Aggravated criminal damage
Assault
Battery
Offences against the Person Act 1861
Wounding
Psychiatric injury
Actual and Grievous Bodily Harm
Law in Action
General Defences
Law Reform
Murder
Causation
Mens Rea of Murder
The Actus Reus of Murder
Joint Enterprise
Partial Defences to Murder
Manslaughter (voluntary and involuntary)
Gross Negligence manslaughter

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Support

You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

ABC Awards - A leading national awarding organisation renowned for their excellent customer service & portfolio of high quality vocational qualifications.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means OSC have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.




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