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Published: 16 May 2016

704 Pages | b/w

9.5 x 6.6 inches

ISBN: 9780199046669

Bookseller Code (06)

Criminal Law in South Africa Criminal Law in South Africa

Second Edition

Robin Palmer, Dumile Baqwa, Christopher Gevers, Brian Leslie, Anton Steynberg, Shelley Walker, and Gerhard Kemp

  • The text introduces several new statutory offences, for instance the criminal provisions of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, and treaty-based crimes such as terrorism, torture, and human trafficking.
  • To support coherent understanding, a new chapter offers a broad outline of the South African criminal procedure system.
  • To provide broad and comprehensive discussion of the subject matter, the text critically considers: the import of the Bill of Rights (such as the euthanasia debate, balanced with context relating to crimes against human life); comparative perspectives (for example, different approaches to corporate criminal liability); international law (notably, the application of international criminal law by South African courts).
  • The text uses numerous case illustrations to clarify criminal law principles and to support an applied understanding of the theory.
  • Discussion points, relating to moot and contentious issues, inspire formative debate and analysis, and develop essential skills in critical and reflective analysis.
  • An annexure which demonstrates a methodology for solving problems in criminal law assists readers to apply principles for solving legal problems.
  • The text is supported by a full glossary of relevant terms. This valuable tool assists language development, and builds knowledge and precise understanding of technical legal terminology and concepts.