Criminal trial process

A supplementary resource, where students learn about court jurisdiction and learn to describe the role of courts in the criminal justice process.

Students learn about:

  • court jurisdiction
  • the adversary system
  • legal personnel: magistrate, judge, police prosecutor, Director of Public Prosecution, Public Defenders
  • pleas, charge negotiation
  • legal representation, including legal aid
  • burden and standard of proof
  • use of evidence, including witnesses
  • defences to criminal charges:
    • complete defences
    • partial defences to murder
  • the role of juries, including verdicts


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Legal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus (2009) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2009

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