“A” to “Z” of the UK Criminal Justice System Legal Terminology

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What is included:

  • over 1 hour of video lectures
  • 150+ terminology slides for download

Who is this course for?

This is an online masterclass mini-series in two parts for language professionals specialising or interested in legal interpreting and translation, and also for DPSI Law candidates (DPSI = UK Diploma in Public Service Interpreting).

Why do you need to take this course?

When dealing with legal terminology it is very important to properly understand the meaning of the words when used in different legal systems. Even in the same language, many terms have different meanings in different countries. It is no wonder that difficulties arise when we try to translate legal terms into other languages. A solid grounding in the UK legal terminology will make finding adequate equivalents in other languages and legal systems easier, whether in interpreting or translating.

What is included in this course?

This course will give you a clear understanding of the legal terms that are used in the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom. It includes over 150 terms that relate to all aspects of the system, such as people working in it and using it, various types of courts and other venues involved, the criminal justice process, functions and types of various parts of the criminal justice system, and so on.

 Completion requirements:

Complete all video lessons included in the course.


Upon the successful completion of the course and the test you will receive a completion certificate.

Programme outcomes for you:

Upon completion of the course, you will know:

  • Various components of the UK Criminal Justice System
  • On-site venues such as Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and Nightingale Courts
  • Online justice – video links vs a day out in court
  • Magistrates: equivalency issues in other countries
  • Functions and sentencing powers of the various criminal courts
  • Types of hearings and orders made by the criminal courts
  • The roles of the people who work in the CJS such as lawyers, judges, etc.
  • And much more