Source: Law Library Victoria
The court system in Victoria relies on a number of different roles and responsibilities to function. Read through the resources to learn more about the court system in Victoria and the people involved with it.
There are number of courts and tribunals in Victoria. Their role is to interpret the law, decide who is right or wrong in a dispute, and impose penalties on those that have broken the law. Read through this website to learn more.
Watch the fictional criminal trial of 18-year old Justin, a student charged with manslaughter, in this video made by the Supreme Court of Victoria. The mock trial shows the role of the judge, prosecution, defence, witnesses and jury, as well as the factors that go into sentencing an offender.
The Australian court system has a hierarchy which determines which types of cases are heard in each court. Click through this website to learn more about each court.
Victoria's courts and tribunals interpret the law, decide who is right or wrong in a dispute and sentence or impose penalties on those who have broken the law. Read through this website to learn more.
The Supreme Court hears among the most serious criminal, and complex civil, cases in the state, as well as some appeals from Victorian courts and tribunals. As the Supreme Court is the highest court in Victoria only the High Court of Australia can review its decisions. Read through this website to learn more about its functions.
Read through this website to learn more about the Ringwood Magistrates' Court and how it functions.
Click around this virtual courtroom to learn more about the different people in a magistrates' court and the role they play.
In this interactive website you get to select form four different people and play the role of the judge to determine their sentence. The resource will teach you how sentencing decisions are made and some of the processes of a Victorian courtroom.