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Introduction to Criminal Law Level 3 Online Course


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Achievement: Level 3

Hours approx: 80

Support: 1 year

Format: Online


Course Information

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.



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Modules

  • 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

    There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are 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.

    Assessment

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

    Awarding Organisation

    Quality License Scheme

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). Learn Now Distance Learning College is a reseller for OSC.

    This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.



    FAQs

    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.

    You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor who will be there to help you through your assignments.

    You will have no other fees to pay with this course. The course enrolment fee includes access to support, course materials, certification and registration with the awarding body.

    Please feel free to contact us by telephone or email with any further queries.





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