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Our case study begins: a night in town

Animated video of crime incident

Now that we have spent some time thinking about what ‘crime’ is, we are going to turn our attention to tracking an allegation of criminal behaviour through the criminal justice system.

We are going to follow Joe’s story. It begins on a night out in town. Watch this short film and see what happens.

Don’t worry about what the relevant law is in this context – we will look at that in due course. But what do you think might be the key issues in the film for determining whether Joe might have committed a criminal offence?

Discuss your ideas with your colleagues.

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From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

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