Citizenship Theme 2-Power, Politics and the Media

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What three types of media are there?
Print, Broadcast and ICT
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What is free press?
Information is uncensored and people can express their opinions without interference from the government
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Define Libel
Lies in print media
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Define Slander
Lies in broadcast media
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What is Civil Law
Civil law solve disputes which may be between individuals, businesses or organisations.
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What is Criminal Law
Criminal law attempt to maintain law and order to protect citizens
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Who deals with civil cases
Magistrates or in some cases Courts
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What is a contract?
It is an agreement between two people, they both promise to do something
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What are the stages of making laws?
1.Draw up a bill 2.First Reading 3.Second Reading 4.Committee stage(Change small parts of the bill) 5.Report stage and third reading 6.Repeated in the lords 7.Goes back to Commons 8.Royal assent(sings it off) 9.It is now an act of parliament
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Where are the more serious criminal cases held?
The Crown Court
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What is the CPS?
Crown Prosecution Service
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Why was the CPS set up separately?
They were set up separately from the police ot try and make the system fair.
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What are the three parts in parliament?
1.House of Commons 2.House of Lords 3.The Monarchy
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What is YOT?
Youth Offending Teams
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What is a referral order?
When you have to meet with a panel to agree how you could put right any harm you've done
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Define Libel

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Define Slander

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