Department of Criminal and Procedural Law

Prof L Jordaan

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Criminal and Procedural Law
Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 8425
Fax: 012 429 3396
E-mail: jordal@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BProc(RAU)
  • LLB
  • LLD(UNISA)

Books

  • 2003: "New perspectives on the criminal liability of corporate bodies" Criminal Justice in a New Society: Essay in Honour of Solly Leeman 2003 Acta Juridica (eds Jonathan Burchell & Adele Erasmus)
  • 2008: Essays in Honour of CR Snyman (ed JJ Joubert) "Sentencing Corporations: The need for reform" (2008) 21-40

Journal articles

  • 1990: "The 'gagging writ' and contempt of court: the correct means to the correct end? A comparative analysis of South African and English law" Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 1990 (23) 219-227
  • 1991: "Godsdiensbeswaardes en militêre diens: 'n juridiese dilemma" 1991 Suid Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Strafregpleging 255-266
  • 1991: "S v Banda 1990 (3) SA 466 9 (B) Obedience to Orders: Justification or Excuse?" 1991 (4) SACJ 230-234
  • 1995: "Discharge of the accused at the end of the prosecution's case: a question of law which may be challenged by the prosecution on appeal?" 1993 (58) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 106-110
  • 1998: "Multiple trials for crimes arising from the same facts" 1998 (11) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 21-50
  • 1999: "Appeal by the prosecution and double jeopardy" 1999 (32) Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 1-27
  • 2000 "The double jeopardy prohibition – a historical overview" 2000 Fundamina 86-114
  • 2002 "Confiscation of the proceeds of crime and the fair-trial rights of an accused person" 2002 SA Journal of Criminal Justice (15) 41-60
  • 2004 "Hervervolging van 'n vrygespreekte persoon op grond van nuwe getuienis – 'n geregverdigde uitsondering op die res judicata-beginsel?" 2004 (3) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 558-573
  • 2007 "De novo verhore en die beskuldigde se reg op 'n billike verhoor" 2007 (1) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 345-351
  • 2009 "The right to die with dignity: a consideration of the constitutional arguments" 2009 (72) Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 192-210
  • 2009 "The right to die with dignity: a consideration of the constitutional arguments" (72) 2009 Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 374-393
  • 2010: "Hoho v S: Die grondwetlikheid van die misdaad strafregtelike laster" 2010 Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg 391-399
  • 2010: "Recent Cases: Criminal law" 2010 (19) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 269-277
  • 2011 "Recent Cases: Criminal Law" 2011 (21) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 52-62
  • 2011 "Recent Cases: Criminal Law" 2011 (21) South African Journal of Criminal Justice 356-367
  • 2011: "The legal status of an advance refusal of medical treatment in South African law" (1) 2011 De Jure 32-48
  • 2011:"The legal status of an advance refusal of medical treatment in South African law" (2) 2011 De Jure (2) 36-49
  • 2011: "The constitutional implications of the new section 73A of the Competition Act 89 of 1998" (co-authored with P Munyai)" 2011 (23) South African Mercantile Law Journal 197-213
  • 2012: "Recent Cases: Criminal Law" South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2012 (25) 308-320
  • 2012: "Does the principle of legality require statutory crimes to have specific penalty clauses? A critical analysis of the decisions of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal in DPP v Prins" South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2012 (26) 379-389 (co-authored with Prof SS Terblanche)
  • 2013: "Recent Cases: Criminal Law" South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2013 (26) 86-96.
  • 2013: "Recent Cases: Criminal Law" South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2013 (28) 364-368.
  • 2014: "Die legaliteitsbeginsel en die toelaatbaarheid van regterlike aktivisme by die ontwikkeling van die substantiewe strafreg" (1) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg vol 1 264-276.

Other

  • CRW2601 (Criminal Law Module 1)
  • CRW2602 (Criminal Law Module 2)
  • MCRLAW3 (Criminal Law - LLM)
  •  MCPRLW9 (Criminal Procedure - LLM) 

The purpose of this module is for students to gain advanced knowledge, research skills, and applied competence in criminal law for continued personal intellectual growth, gainful economic activity, and valuable contributions to society.

According to the syllabus for this course, students must study four capita for the examination. These four capita are the following:

  • Computer crime
  • Constitutional aspects of criminal law
  • The anticipatory offences, that is attempt, conspiracy and incitement
  • Specific crimes under International Criminal law

In this module we shall discuss the capita or topics mentioned above, which will each be discussed in a separate section. Each one of the four topics which you will study for the exam has equal weighting, i.e. each section counts the same amount of marks in the exam. Normally the questions in the examination paper count a total of hundred marks. The marks for each subject count a quarter of the total, that is, 25 marks.