Courses Catalogue

Criminal Procedure

COURSE CODE: LB3202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Law (LL.B)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Law
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

  • This course trains students in procedural matters relating to criminal matters in both lower and higher courts. It exposes them to the due process values versus crime control values underpinning the criminal justice system

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  1. Distinguishing  the nature and conduct of criminal prosecution and private prosecution;
  2. Discuss elements of the Law of Evidence in criminal trials;
  3. Draft and analyze charges;
  4. Describe the roles of the police, advocates and judicial offices in criminal proceedings.
  5. Explain the nature and application of bail and bond;
  6. Discuss procedural matters in capital offences; outline committal proceedings; the legal aid scheme;
  7. Articulate the conduct criminal prosecutions; sentencing, appeal proceedings and review of sentences;
  8. Analyze the role of and the procedure in private prosecutions;