Criminal Procedure Handbook 12e

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485118749
  • 12th Edition
  • 650 Pages
  • 2017

Authors

Joubert, JJ (Editor) ; Geldenhuys, T ; Basdeo, M ; Karels, MG ; Kemp, G ; Swanepoel, JP ; Terblanche, SS ; Van der Merwe, SE
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Criminal Procedure Handbook 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. Students will find this book invaluable in their study of Criminal Procedure.

Contents Include:

Table of Cases

Part I: Selected general principles of the law of criminal procedure

  • A basic introduction to criminal procedure -  SE van der Merwe
  • The criminal courts of the Republic - JP Swanepoel
  • The prosecution of crime - SE van der Merwe
  • The right to legal assistance - GP Kemp
  • The accused: His or her presence as a party - GP Kemp

Part II: The criminal process

Phase one: Pre-trial criminal procedure

  • The exercise of powers and the vindication of individual rights – G Kemp
  • Securing the attendance of the accused at the trial - M Basdeo, T Geldenhuys and MG Karels
  • Interrogation, interception and establishing the bodily features of persons - M Basdeo, T Geldenhuys and MG Karels
  • Search and seizure - M Basdeo, T Geldenhuys and MG Karels
  • Bail and other forms of release -  SE van der Merwe
  • Pre-trial examinations - M Basdeo, T Geldenhuys and MG Karels

Phase two: The trial

  • Indictments and charge sheets - M Basdeo, MG Karels and JP Swanepoel
  • The trial courts - M Basdeo, MG Karels and JP Swanepoel
  • Arraignment and plea of an accused - JP Swanepoel
  • Miscellaneous matters relating to the trial - JP Swanepoel
  • Joinder and separation of trials - SE van der Merwe
  • Trial principles and the course of the criminal trial - SE van der Merwe
  • The verdict - SE van der Merwe

Phase three: The sentence

  • The sentence - SS Terblanche

Phase four: Post verdict and post-sentence remedies

  • Review - JP Swanepoel
  • Appeal - JP Swanepoel
  • Clemency and related powers - JP Swanepoel

Appendices

  • Schedules to the Criminal Procedure Act
  • Selected sections of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

References

  • References to The Criminal Procedure Act
  • References to The Child Justice Act
  • References to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
  • References to the Superior Courts Act

Subject index

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Judges
  • Magistrates
  • Attorneys
  • Lecturers and students of criminal procedure