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Criminal Procedure - CPR3701

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SJD1501, PLS1502 & CSL2601 (PLS1502 not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide a professional development progamme in the legal field. Specifically, it equips students with the values, knowledge, skills and aptitudes required to apply rules of criminal procedure in a variety of professional capacities related to the legal field. Secondly, it demonstrates how related knowledge such as the law of evidence and criminal law work as co-functionaries to criminal procedure in successful criminal prosecution or defence. It incorporates African epistemology and indigenization of criminal law practice and associated research. It recognises the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 as the basis for all legal action founded the Bill of Rights principles of Ubuntu, fair trial, equality, justice and humanisation of law. Students' accredited with this module will be able to critically apply pre-trial, trial and post-trial criminal procedure in South African criminal courts.