Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3213: Criminal Evidence

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Prosecution and defence disclosure
  • Summary justice
  • Jury trial
  • Burden of proof
  • Examination in chief and cross-examination
  • Hearsay
  • Character
  • Corroboration
  • Sentencing and appeals from the Crown Court
  • Miscarriages of justice
  • Abuse of process, civil remedies and CCRC 

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4.53 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided Independent Study59Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided Independent Study17Workshop preparation
Guided Independent Study47.5Assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages