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Criminal Law in Uganda by Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko

Criminal Law in Uganda

By Daniel David Ntanda Nsereko


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Uganda. 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 Uganda. 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 10/19/2015
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041162557
SKU 10057594-0001
Table of Contents

The Author.

List of Abbreviations.


General Introduction.

Part I. Substantive Criminal Law.

Chapter 1. General Principles of Criminal Law.

Chapter 2. Enforcement of Criminal Law.

Chapter 3. Criminal Responsibility.

Chapter 4. General Defences.

Chapter 5. Incomplete Crimes: Attempt, Conspiracy and Incitement.

Chapter 6. Participation in Crime.

Chapter 8. Punishment.

Part II. Criminal Procedure.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Criminal Prosecutions.

Chapter 3. Initiation of Proceedings.

Chapter 4. Pre-trial Proceedings.

Chapter 5. The Trial.

Part III. Execution and Extinction of Sanctions: The Prison System.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Admission, Control and Discharge of Prisoners.

Chapter 3. The Prisons Regime.

Chapter 4. Treatment.

Selected Bibliography.