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Criminology Skills

Criminology Skills (3rd edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 02 July 2022

p. 835. Criminal lawlocked

p. 835. Criminal lawlocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


This chapter explains the two main sources of criminal law in the UK: legislation, that is, Acts of Parliament (or statutes), and case law. It discusses the process by which Acts of Parliament come into existence; European Union legislation and the European Convention on Human Rights; criminal courts in which cases are heard and the systems of law reporting; how to find legislation and case law using various online resources; and how to find the criminal law of overseas jurisdictions.

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