Criminal Procedure – (pre-trial) Worksheet 2

Criminal Procedure – (pre-trial) Worksheet 2
1. What is the aim of directions hearings?
2. What kinds of issues can be resolved during a directions hearing?
3. Why is a summary of the prosecutors opening and notice of admissions served on the
4. Does the accused have to be present during a directions hearing?
5. What happens if the accused made some admissions during a directions hearing?
Criminal Procedure (trail) Worksheet 3
HW Read and summarise Pages 361 to 373
Complete Questions 25 to 32
1. Who has the burden of proof in a criminal case?
2. What is the standard of proof in a criminal case?
3. What is a reverse onus and when might it be used?
4. What happens if someone cannot afford legal representation?
5. What is the role of a judge in a criminal case?
6. Explain the rule involving propensity evidence. Use the (Dupas) case study to illustrate your
7. When does the arraignment occur?
8. During the empanelment of a jury how many challenges are allocated for the defence and
the prosecution.
9. How many juror are empanelled in criminal trial?
10. What information is provided for a jury in a criminal trial?
11. The jury must try to reach a unanimous verdict. If this is not possible they will try to reach
majority judgement. What does this mean?
12. What is a hung jury?
13. What is a defensive homicide?
Draw a flow chart of a criminal trial (see page 367)
Criminal Procedure (post trial)
Read and summarise Pages 371 to 392
What is the purpose of victim impact statements?
What kind of information can be submitted to the court?
What is the significance of the Sentencing (Amendment) Act 2005 (Vic)?
What two recommendations where implemented in the courts when the Criminal Procedure
Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (Vic)