You the Jury – Casebook 7

Crime and Social History

Day course

Diane Janes

24 January 2022


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We will be considering two different real life cases of murder which occurred between 1900-1975. Participants will be expected to listen to the evidence, discuss the case and attempt to reach a verdict, based on what they have heard. No advance reading or knowledge of the English judicial system is needed. The cases have been selected with an eye to the insight they can give us on various aspects of our judicial system and social history.

No advance preparation is required, but students will find a pen, a notebook and an open mind invaluable. Although these are all real cases, no distressing crime scene photographs will be used.

Please note:- These are the same cases that were studied in September 2021.

Tutor information

Diane Janes is an award-winning author, who has written five highly regarded crime novels and four respected factual books on real life historical murders. She is an expert on historical murder cases, specialising in the first half of the twentieth century. Her TV work includes ITV3’s A-Z of Crime and BBC’s Murder, Mystery and My Family.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.