LAW 012:                                                      CRIMINAL LAW

SEMESTER:                                                 ONE

CREDIT POINTS:                                       2

CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK:                        5 (3 Lectures and 2Seminars)

COMPULSORY COURSE IN:                  CERTIFICATE IN LAW

ELECTIVES COURSE IN:                        NONE

PREREQUISITE COURSE:                      NONE

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers the legal principles and theories underlying crime, criminal responsibility, offences and defenses in dealing with criminal matters in Tanzania

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course is designed to enable candidates to get acquainted with the nature and function of criminal law, basic ingredients of a crime and defenses thereof

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 At the end of the course candidates should be able to:


a)      Cite relevant criminal laws applicable in criminal cases mainly by lower

      courts in Tanzania

b)      understand basic principles underlying criminal responsibility

c)      Interpret different offences and apply different defenses to criminal responsibility


  1. Advise on matters of criminal nature.

     

    MODE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION         

    Assessment and Evaluation of the course will be through Assignment, Presentation, Controlled Tests, and End of Semester Examinations as per Mzumbe University Student Assessment Criteria By-Laws

     

     

    READING LIST:

    STATUTE(S)

    The Penal Code (Cap 16 of the laws of Tanzania R.E 2002)

    Magistrates’ Court Act, Cap 11 R.E 2002

     

    BOOKS

    Required readings

    Allen, M.J; (1993) Textbook on Criminal law, 2nd ed. Ashford Colour Press, London,

    Chipeta, B.D; (1978) Handbook for Public Prosecutors, T.M.P Book Department, Tabora

    Smith, J.C and Hogan, B: Criminal Law 11th edition, Oxford University Press, London, 2005

     

    Recommended readings

    Keenan, D ;( 1986) Smith and Keenan’s English law, 8th ed.; Pitman, London

Bloy, D ;( 1993) Criminal law, Cavendish Publishing Ltd, London,

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