The course will introduce the student to both substantive and procedural principles of criminal law. It will explain the functions of criminal law as well as the societal context within which it operates. Areas such as elements of a crime, parties to a crime, criminal offences and defences will be examined. In the procedural component it will explore the journey from arrest to appeal at the Privy Council. As such it will look at the rights of the accused, search and seizure, bail and various court proceedings from Magistrate’s court to the Privy Council. It will also discuss the players in the system such as the DPP, the defence attorney and the Judges.
Applicants seeking admissions to this short course must be sixteen (16) years and over.
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