Students will find this book invaluable in their study of Criminal Procedure. It introduces readers to the fundamental principles and values underlying this field of law and guides them systematically through the rules of procedure that apply in criminal cases.
Professor J P Swanepoel (former state advocate with considerable experience in the field of criminal litigation) and Professor J J Joubert are both retired members of the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law of the University of South Africa. Professor S S Terblanche (formerly a magistrate) is a member of the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law of the University of South Africa and has contributed extensively to the field of sentencing. Professor S E van der Merwe was a professor in Public Law at the University of Stellenbosch and has written widely on topics forming part of this branch of law. Professor G P Kemp is a member of the Department of Public Law of the University of Stellenbosch and his publications on criminal justice often refer to aspects of his field of specialisation, the international criminal law. Professor D Ally is the Head of the Department of Law at the Tshwane University of Technology and has written a number of articles in the field of criminal procedure, with a specific focus on the impact of the Constitution on criminal procedure. Dr M T Mokoena is the Head of the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law at the University of South Africa and has published contributions to criminal procedure, notably on bail.