Describe the appointment procedures for judges and magistrates

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Criteria covered by this task:

LO

Learning Outcome

To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:

 

 

LO1

Understand the composition and

roles of the judicial system

describe the appointment procedures for judges and

magistrates

   

evaluate the implications of the appointment process for

judicial independence

 

 

 

explain the accountability of the judiciary and magistracy

with respect to justice and punishment

 

 

 

evaluate the principle of judicial impartiality

 

 

 

LO2

 

Understand how the judicial system is used for justice and

punishment

describe the processes required to prosecute a

defendant

 

 

 

 

explain the role of the criminal justice agencies

 

 

 

evaluate the effectiveness of alternative methods of

dealing with offenders

 

 

 

Task 1

 

(LO1: 1.1 – 1.4)

(LO2: 2.1 – 2.3)

M1 – M3

D1 – D3

 

The retired magistrate has given you several questions to research and answer that would help you in your preparation for the job interview. The magistrate has also offered to check your answers on completion.

 

The questions are as follows

 

  1. describe fully the appointment procedures for judges and

magistrates

 

  1. evaluate the implications of the appointment  process for

judicial independence for both magistrates and judges

 

  1. explain the accountability of the judiciary and magistracy

with respect to justice and punishment

 

  1. evaluate the principle of judicial impartiality

 

  1. describe clearly the processes required to prosecute a defendant

 

  1. explain the role of the following criminal justice agencies – police, prison, probation service, courts and crown prosecution service with regards to justice and punishment

 

  1. evaluate the effectiveness of alternative methods of

dealing with offenders

 

 

M1 will be achieved by conducting a good level of research when completing this task

 

M2 will be achieved by effectively dealing with and processing complex information

 

M3 will be achieved by presenting your answers in an clear and coherent way

 

D1 will be achieved through critical reflection and evaluations which are justified

 

D2  will be achieved by taking responsibility and working independently and managing workload effectively (meeting of deadlines)

 

D3 will be achieved by generating clear ideas and showing effective thinking and decision making.

 

 

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