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The Criminal Process and Criminal Courts

The Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

Queen's Bench Division

Crown Court

Magistrates Court

There are 3 different types of criminal offence: Summary
Triable either way
Summary offences deal with minor crimes such as speeding and are tried in the magistrates court.
Indictable offences…

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Queen's Bench Division
The Queen's Bench Division only deals with cases from the Magistrates in which the case has been
wrongly interpreted.

Cases are heard by three high court judges

Court of Appeal
The court of appeal hears cases appealed from the crown court against conviction or sentencing.
The president…

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The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) was set up to make the appeal route much faster and
more effective.


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