Seminar: Law - Modern Murder

Ref: C3742789

In this lively and friendly course we will study how the crimes of murder and manslaughter are defined in English law today, and how those guilty of those crimes are being sentenced for them, so as to understand the extent to which justice is being done in this area. To assist us in our study we will look at a number of recent murder and manslaughter trials, and consider proposals that have been made to reform English law in this area.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by The Education and Skills Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available. Contact the branch for further details.

Course aim

To explore the definitions of the crimes of murder and manslaughter in English law today, and how those crimes are being sentenced for, so as to understand whether justice is being done.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • describe, in outline, how English law defines the crimes of murder and manslaughter;
  • explain, in outline, how those guilty of murder and manslaughter are sentenced;
  • identify, in outline, the extent justice is being done in this area.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students are asked to bring a notebook and a pen/pencil with them to the sessions, so that they can take notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Seminar: Law - Modern Murder

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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