The news that Supreme Court Judgements are now available on youtube led me to revisit the video of the UK's first ever televised sentencing.
But it also had me thinking about some of the videos around the web that might be of use to journalism students who want to understand the basics about how the court system works. So here are a few quick links:
- 4min video on who’s who in magistrates’ court from the University of Derby
- Ministry of justice video aimed at new jurors, but has good basic info about how courts work at 4mins.15 and from 7mins.45 to 11mins.45
- What types of sentence can offenders get? Video lasts 1.38. By The Sentencing Council.
- The You be the judge site has a reasonable explanation of a criminal case at crown court in case on burglary. But there are others to choose from.
- What the CPS does and what happens in court Viewers might want to watch a short clip from the middle of this video.
- A 2.5 minute Minustry of Justice video on what happens when a county court hearing takes place in court…
- …and one on hearings in chambers
Plus some nice old BBC newsreel-type footage on the famous Liberace libel case