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Quiz 16 :
The Criminal Courts

Quiz 16 :
The Criminal Courts

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Criminal courts do not have the power to:
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Outline the three fundamental functions of criminal courts.
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-Factual function (evaluate the evidence/finding of facts)
-Legal function (application of the law to determine what is and isn't relevant and admissible)
-Operative function (judicial activities that ensure that courts run in an effective and efficient manner)

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Discuss accusation of errors and its prevalence.
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-Politicisation of the court has become more common
-Governments have traditionally taken steps to inoculate the judiciary from accusations that it has made errors
-The political attacks on the court is said to be a 'worrying trend'

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What matters are heard in Intermediate (District) Courts? Give examples.
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What is an adversarial system of justice?
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What safeguards are afforded to the accused? What are they designed to do?
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Provide an outline of the inquisitional system.
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Compare adversarial and inquisitorial systems of justice.
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What is the purpose of 'restitution'?
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What is the role of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)?
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List and describe four of the seven aims of sentencing.
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What is 'therapeutic jurisprudence'? Under what circumstances is it used?
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Discuss the role of problem-orientated courts in Australia.
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What is the difference between problem-orientated courts and specialist courts?
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