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20 lessons for 20 years - Criminal and civil law

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Law & The Justice System • Lesson and support materials

This lesson can be used as an introduction to the legal system, and the difference between civil and criminal offences, both the definitions and the treatment of them. It could be used as a foundation for a visit to a local Magistrate’s or Crown court, or in lieu of a visit from someone working within either legal system.

Developed by Ayla Malik, Citizenship teacher at Leeds City Academy and ACT Ambassador.