E71 – The Layout of the Criminal Courts (Monologue)

This episode is part of the English Legal System (Module 5): An Introduction to Criminal Procedure.


Magistrates court insideThis episode looks at the layout of the magistrates’ court and Crown Court, including different features and where various people sit or stand. We also cover some key Legal English vocabulary related to the word ‘dock’.

I ask the question:
What do you think about the use of the dock and is it used in your country? Do you think it’s necessary to protect the public from the defendant or does it violate the defendant’s right to a fair trial? Send in your comments to louise@studylegalenglish.com.  

Helpful links

● Take a virtual tour of a Crown Court replica at Derby University

● Look inside the magistrates’ court

● Look inside the Crown Court.

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