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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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1.2 The criminal court room

In Activity 2 you will explore the layout of a traditional criminal court room.

Activity 2 The criminal court room roles and responsibilities

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes
  • a.Click on each number in the diagram to find out who sits where.
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  • b.Now drag and drop the names of the different people next to the correct numbers below. The numbers relate to those numbers shown in the diagram above.

Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. 4

  5. 5

  6. 6

  7. 7

  8. 8

  9. 9

  10. 10

  • a.Legal representative for the defence

  • b.Court usher

  • c.Procurator fiscal

  • d.Judge

  • e.Accused

  • f.Public seating

  • g.Jury

  • h.Press

  • i.Witness

  • j.Court clerk

The correct answers are:
  • 1 = d
  • 2 = i
  • 3 = j
  • 4 = g
  • 5 = c
  • 6 = a
  • 7 = e
  • 8 = h
  • 9 = b
  • 10 = f