An Introduction to Criminal Law

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1. What courts hear criminal cases?

  • Supreme Court or Crown Court
  • County Court or Magistrates' Court
  • Magistrates' Court or Crown Court
  • Magistrates' Court or High Court
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2. What is the standard of proof needed in criminal cases?

  • On the balance of probabilities
  • On the balance of doubt
  • Beyond reasonable doubt
  • Beyond all doubt

3. What is the person starting a criminal trial called?

  • Victim
  • Barrister
  • Prosecutor
  • Claimant

4. Who make the decisions in criminal cases?

  • Magistrates
  • Magistrates and Jury
  • Magistrates or Jury
  • Judge and Jury

5. Who starts a criminal trial?

  • The State, usually through the CPS
  • The victims of crime
  • The State, never through the CPS
  • The CPS alone


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