From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

FutureLearn From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of York
Effort
4 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
Course Link
Overview
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.

This course is aimed at those with a 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.

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
Taught by
Ben Fitzpatrick
Author
FutureLearn
Views
684
First release
Last update
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings
Top