Singapore University of Social Sciences

Introduction to the Singapore Legal System

Introduction to the Singapore Legal System (PSS101)

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Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

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Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS101 Introduction to the Singapore Legal System provides students with an overview of the legal system. Students will learn about the administration of law and justice. They will learn about the different process within the criminal justice system. Students will gain insights into the development of law in Singapore and the roles played by the different stakeholders. This course will also teach students legal skills such as understanding and analysing case law, interpreting statutes and using precedents in legal argument.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Singapore legal system
  • Interpreting statutes and case law
  • Criminal courts
  • Community courts
  • Crime classifications
  • Criminal procedures
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Offender classifications
  • Intervention and strategies
  • Victimology
  • Capital punishment

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the operations of the justice system
  • Assess the roles and responsibilities of the institutions and agencies in the criminal justice system
  • Appraise the policies within the criminal justice system
  • Evaluate the aims of the justice system
  • Identify the key principles and ideas related to the criminal justice system
  • Formulate strategies in the delivery of justice
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