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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Week 5: Who does what in the courtroom


This week you consider a typical courtroom and explore further the personnel working in the court system. You explore the layout of traditional courtrooms, both civil and criminal, before becoming introduced to the department which has responsibility for administering the courts.

By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • describe the layout of a typical court room
  • explain the key personnel and their role
  • explain why change is taking place.