Criminal Procedure


Final level, half course, first semester, three lectures per week.

Course convenor(s): Ms. Jameelah Omar

Course Outline:
The general principles of criminal procedure both in Magistrates' Courts and in the High Court. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of constitutional rights on criminal procedure. The course deals inter alia with the following topics: criminal procedural models and the nature of the South African criminal procedural system, the composition of the South African judicial authority and jurisdiction of the criminal courts, the national prosecuting authority, various pre-trial procedures, such as arrest, search and seizure and bail, all aspects relating to the trial, including the plea procedures and the verdict and sentence, and review and appeal.

DP requirements: None.

Assessment: Coursework 40%; June examination 60%