<div><p>You'll be provided with two text books:</p><ul><li>Ian Loveland,<em>Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Human Rights: A critical introduction</em></li><li>Kyd, S, Elliott, T. and Walters, M.A. (2017)<em>Clarkson and Keating Criminal Law: Text and Materials.</em></li></ul><p>You'll also have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>module materials</li><li>assessment guides</li><li>online tutorials and forums</li><li>electronic versions of the text books.</li></ul></div>
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<div><p>This module explores the relationship between the state and its citizens and critically analyses the principles underpinning constitutional and criminal law. The role and relevance of national constitutions is discussed and the key features of the UK constitution explored. The mechanisms for challenge and review of the actions of public bodies are then considered. The nature of sovereignty, the protection of individuals and the role of the police are discussed and evaluated before a range of criminal offences and defences are explored. Throughout the module, case studies are used to set theory in context and the international dimension of law is highlighted.</p></div>