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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Summary

In this week you explored both civil and criminal court proceedings in Scotland. You considered what court proceedings involve and watched footage of criminal cases in which some of the personnel of the court system appeared.

You should now be able to:

  • explain the role and function of the courts
  • describe aspects of both civil and criminal court procedures
  • explain some of the legal terminology associated with court proceedings.

Next week you will consider, in more detail, the personnel of the Scottish legal system.

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