Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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In this week you learnt about the classification of civil and criminal unlawful conduct and the consequences that follow this. You also considered the factors to be considered when bringing a case to court.

If you want to find out more about bringing a case to court in Scotland there are a number of voluntary organisations whose websites contain information on how to bring a case, the things to think about, appealing parking tickets etc., These include the Citizens Advice Bureau Scotland website, the courts in Scotland website – their details can be found on the additional resources page at the end of the course.

You should now 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.

Having learnt that there are two separate justice systems, civil and criminal, next week explores the court structure in Scotland.

You can now go to Week 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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