The Courts Hierarchy in Outline

Courts Hierarchy in Outline

Courts Hierarchy in Outline
This diagram helps to explain the Courts Hierarchy in England and Wales. From the bedrock of justice in the Magistrates’ Courts, justice is also done through the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the final arbiter is the House of Lords (until November 2009 when that role passed to the new Supreme Court).… Read more “The Courts Hierarchy in Outline”

Example of a Youth Court Layout

Example of a Youth Courtroom Layout
This is a simplified view of a typical youth court layout. It shows which interested parties would be present during a youth court hearing and where they might sit.

For more information on any of the roles shown here see Mike Watkins and Diane Johnson’s book Youth Justice and The Youth Court from which the diagram is taken.… Read more “Example of a Youth Court Layout”

Example of a Magistrates’ Court Layout

Example of a courtroom layout
This is a simplified view of a typical magistrates’ court layout. Most courtrooms are fairly similar, featuring the central and dominant magistrates’ bench (which is often raised on a platform). Between this and the lawyers tables for the prosecution and defence there is space for the court legal advisor.… Read more “Example of a Magistrates’ Court Layout”

The Hercules Programme – Social Deprivation Mindset (SDM)

The Hercules Programme – Social Deprivation Mindset (SDM)

These leaflets are those produced by Trevor Hercules to explain, illustrate and support The Hercules Programme. We provide them here as we publish the second edition of his book Labelled a Black Villain: and Understanding the Social Deprivation Mindset.… Read more “The Hercules Programme – Social Deprivation Mindset (SDM)”

Sentencing Framework in Outline

Sentencing Framework in Outline

Sentencing Framework in Outline
This diagram helps to explain the Sentencing Framework used by magistrates for the sentencing of adult offenders.

The sentencing options available depend upon the appropriateness of punishment and the seriousness of the offence. They range from discharge to fine, community order to custody, with or without separate fines.… Read more “Sentencing Framework in Outline”