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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
T/506/3356
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
48 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know how criminal law has evolved.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the evolution of criminal law from common law to present day legislation.
  • 1.2
    Outline how the outcomes of previous cases (defined and stated) influence current practice in trying cases.

2

Know about police powers as set out in legislation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe the powers available to the police to deal with suspects.
  • 2.2
    Outline the codes of practice which govern police powers, including any published amendments.

3

Know about rights of suspects as set out in legislation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Describe the legal rights of a person at the time of arrest, while in police custody, before and after charge.

4

Know how the police and Crown Prosecution Service establish that an offence has been committed and build a case for prosecution.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Outline the criteria used to determine that an offence has been committed and that there are grounds for prosecution.
  • 4.2
    Describe the process by which a case is built.

5

Understand the role of key people and main processes in a trial.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Explain the role of
    • the prosecutor
    • the defence
    • witnesses
    • the judge and jury
    • magistrates and their advisers.
  • 5.2
    Outline the key processes of a trial.

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