Ministry of Justice Talk

Criminology students at Solihull Sixth Form College got an insight into the judicial system before half-term, thanks to a visit from three representatives of the Ministry of Justice.

A member of staff from the Probation Service, a Legal Adviser and the Judge were present to tell both first and second year Criminology students what their roles entail and how the Ministry of Justice Works. Students learned about how the Probation Service works, helping with cases at court and supporting those found guilty of crimes to rehabilitate. They also heard about how the Magistrates Court works and the role of a Legal Adviser in ensuring the Magistrates understand and can correctly implement the law. Finally, the Judge explained his role in supporting a Jury trial at the Crown Court and the sentencing responsibilities her has.

Charlotte Simmonds, Assistant Curriculum Leader and Teacher in Criminology, commented:

“We are so grateful to the Ministry of Justice for providing three of their staff to come into College for a morning. They were able to offer a first-hand insight into the workings of the judiciary, which is directly relevant to the work the students are doing as part of their Diploma. For those thinking about working in these fields, it was valuable to see the sort of jobs open to them with the Ministry of Justice.”

Anyone wanting for find out more about the Criminology course is encouraged to book a place at the next College Open Evening, which takes place on Wednesday 27 November (5.00 – 8.00pm, last entry at 7.30pm). All prospective students must be accompanied by a parent or other adult and places can be booked online.

25 October 2019