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Types of Punishment
Posted in Law Enforcement Prosecution

Types of Punishment

Types of punishment that may be imposed include capital punishment, imprisonment, judicial corporal punishment, fines, compensation, forfeiture and confiscation, costs, security to keep the peace, security for good behaviour, suspended sentences, discharges, probation, community service and revocation of rights.

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Sentencing regimes
Posted in Law Prosecution

Sentencing Regimes; Theories of Punishment

A sentence is a decree of punishment. Sentencing frameworks range from highly prescriptive systems that afford judicial officers very little discretion to systems that allow them to exercise wide discretion.

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Bail and Bond Regimes
Posted in Blog Law Enforcement Prosecution

Conditions for Bail

Introduction Courts have discretionary powers when granting or refusing bail.  They may impose conditions on the accused person in addition to the bail amount. Such…

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Bail and Bond Regimes
Posted in Blog Law Enforcement Prosecution

Bail and Bond Regimes

Bail is an agreement between court and the accused person for his/her temporary release from custody pending trial. The accused person is required to make a deposit of either cash or assets as security to attend trial. If the accused person fails to attend court, the bail can be forfeited and the accused person returned to custody.

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Crime in China
Posted in Publications

Featured Publication, February 2020

THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE IN CHINA: UNDERSTANDING THE DISTRIBUTION MARKETS, Rebecca Wing Yee Wong (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) Overview Published in 2019, this book is a…

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Posted in Blog Prosecution

Motions and Special Applications

Pre-Trial Motions During an investigation or before the trial commences, the prosecutor may make several applications or motions in court.  The defense may also make…

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Case Preparation
Posted in Blog Prosecution

Case Preparation

Review the Charges In preparing for a case, the prosecutor must ensure that he reviews the charges.  He should confirm that he has drafted the…

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Power to Prosecute
Posted in Blog Prosecution

Power and Decision to Prosecute

Power to Prosecute The power to prosecute is usually defined by statute and in some cases, the Constitution of the country. The law usually defines…

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Prosecutors’ Duty to Key Stakeholders

Introduction Prosecutors do not operate in a vacuum. They relate to different groups of stakeholders on a day to day basis. Stakeholders are those individuals…

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking
Posted in Crime Publications

Featured Publication, January 2020

COMBATING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING: NATIONAL STRATEGY, IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AND RESTRICTIONS ON ELEPHANT IVORY TRADE, Tracy Bell (Ed) (Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2016) Overview This book discusses…

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