AS and A Level: Machinery of Justice

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    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the name given to the process where parties in a dispute come to a compromise (or settle their dispute) without going to court.

    5 star(s)

    Summary: an accurate outline of forms of ADR and discussion of their advantages and disadvantages; followed by an effective consideration of the Woolf reforms to civil courts.
    Rating: *****…

    • Essay length: 1788 words
    • Submitted: 18/12/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 01/05/2013
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    Describe both the qualifications required for juries and the procedure for selecting a jury.

    4 star(s)

    Summary - an accurate account of the qualification and selection of juries. This should score well in an exam, when limited time would be available.
    Rating: ****…

    • Essay length: 454 words
    • Submitted: 14/04/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 01/05/2013
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    Briefly outline the various sentencing options available to the courts for both over and under 21s.

    4 star(s)

    Overall, this is an accurate and comprehensive outline of the different sentences available to the courts for both adult and young offenders. It fully addresses the question. Perhaps it should…

    • Essay length: 1803 words
    • Submitted: 20/11/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 25/03/2012
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    Describing the Rules and Aids to Statute interpretation. Including Advantages and Disadvantages.

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    Summary:A generally accurate account of aids to interpretation and two rules that help judges give a meaning to words in an Act. The explanation is well supported by case authorities.

    • Essay length: 1123 words
    • Submitted: 03/11/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 06/06/2013
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    Explain and Comment on the role of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

    4 star(s)

    A good, comprehensive essay, summarising the role of the CCRC.

    The essay is a little dated now, however. The Commission has been criticized for the length of time it…

    • Essay length: 788 words
    • Submitted: 28/06/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Edward Smith 09/07/2013
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    ‘Trial by jury is outdated, expensive and ineffective in ensuring justice’ Analyse arguments for and against this statement in relation to the recent changes proposed and the relevant literature

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    A good essay that considers the main issues well.

    4 stars,

    To bring this up to date, the student could make reference to the Coalition's …

    • Essay length: 2748 words
    • Submitted: 11/07/2002
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Edward Smith 09/07/2013
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    Bail. Under S.4 of the Bail Act 1976 there is a presumption that un convicted suspects will be given bail. This ties in with the fact that everyone is innocent until proven guilty

    3 star(s)

    Summary: a basically accurate outline of when bail should be granted in criminal cases. There is some repetition and some comments need further development.
    Rating: ***…

    • Essay length: 1034 words
    • Submitted: 08/01/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 01/05/2013
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    Non-fatal Offences?

    3 star(s)

    A reasonably well structured essay which show some of the problems associated with the current non-fatal offences and discusses suggestions for reform. It could be improved by describing the offences…

    • Essay length: 1195 words
    • Submitted: 22/02/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nick Price 18/03/2012

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  • Discuss the nature of legal and moral rules , and consider whether the law does and should reflect moral rules

    "From this discussion we can see that there is a diversity of morals through the UK, and the law reflects some of these morals, for example the moral of not killing is reflected with murder; but not others, for example , adultery and abortion are not crimes, but most people would see these as wrong. We can also see that there are two sides to the argument of whether law should reflect morality or whether it should be a separate thing, AND Professor Hart and Professor Devlin both have valid points. Different individuals will agree with different points of view."

  • Critically analyse the relationship between law and justice.

    "In conclusion, the relationship between law and justice is not a perfect one, but it is much better than those in other countries. The legal system in England does still contain flaws, such as miscarriages of justice or perverse verdicts (R v Owen) but there are systems in place in order to ensure that any miscarriage of justice that does happen is rectified as soon as is possible, and also there are systems in order to prevent them happening in the first place."

  • Jury decision making: Discuss the effectiveness of jury decision making.

    "In conclusion there are many case factors that affect the way a jury comes out with a final verdict, some points such as pre trial media coverage and race seem to dominate the effectiveness of jury decision making, however almost all of it is backed up by studies that are not ecologically valid and so the true effect of these factors cannot be backed up 100%. There are many flaws in jury decision making which has today lead to it being used les and less worldwide. Altaf Korimbocus"

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