Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Scottish courts and the law


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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