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Why do we need criminal and civil law? Lesson 2 of 6

Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Law & The Justice System • Core Curriculum

This lesson is part 2 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Does our legal system protect citizens’ rights?

Lesson 2 focusses on the difference between criminal and civil law and why we need both in the justice system. Students explore the court system and how this works in England.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. What is civil law?
  2. What is criminal law?
  3. What is the court structure?
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