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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in South Africa. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system.

Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with South Africa. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.

Publish Date 12/01/2017
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041194695
SKU 10057592-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Substantive Criminal Law

Chapter 1. General Principles

Chapter 2. Scope of Application of Criminal Law

Chapter 3. General Principles of Liability

Chapter 4. Grounds of Impunity or Defences (Justification and Excuse)

Chapter 5. Incomplete or Partly Perpetrated Crimes

Chapter 6. Classification and Survey of Specific Crimes

Chapter 7. The Sanctioning System

Part II. Criminal Procedure

Chapter 1. General Characteristics

Chapter 2. Investigation

Chapter 3. Pre-trial Proceedings

Chapter 4. The Trial Stage

Chapter 5. Appeal and Review

Part III. Execution and Extinction of Sentence

Chapter 1. Sources of Penitentiary Law and Nature of Regulations

Chapter 2. General Principles Concerning the Purposes and Functioning of the Correctional System

Chapter 3. The Correctional System

Chapter 4. Community Corrections

Chapter 5. The Release of Sentenced Prisoners

General Conclusion

Selected Bibliography