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The principal aim of this module is to provide students with the rules of the law of criminal procedure relating to the course of the criminal trial and the processes that could possibly be followed after a trial. Criminal procedure Law forms part of Public Law and is concerned with the trial procedure. The module explains the context and scope of a trial within South Africa. It demonstrates a fundamental knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 and an informed understanding of the important terms, rules, concepts, general principles and theories. A strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the use of appropriate case studies and applied activities to describe criminal procedure law. To develop independent research skills, including the use of technology for legal research.
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
Criminal law (ZUG3005)