Identify the differing elements of the criminal justice system analysing the pressures and tensions in its operation.

This assessment will enable students to demonstrate in full or in part the learning outcomes identified in the unit descriptors.
Apply knowledge of legal systems to constructively review the practical issues that arise in its operation.
Identify the differing elements of the criminal justice system, analysing the pressures and tensions in its operation.
Make a critical judgment on the structure and reasoning of a legal argument and its use of primary legal sources
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