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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Week 2: Bringing a case to court


In this week you learn about the difference between civil and criminal unlawful conduct. This difference is important as it determines in which justice system a case will be head. You then consider the factors to be considered when bringing a case to court.

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

  • explain the categorisation into civil or criminal
  • explain the difference between burden and standard of proof
  • describe the factors relevant to bringing a case to court.