Category: Law Enforcement

Posted in Constitution Law Enforcement

Rights of Arrested and Accused Persons

Search and Entry Right to privacy. Right not to have your person, home or property searched. Right not to have your possessions seized. Right not…

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Posted in Constitution Law Enforcement

Human Rights Violations

Nature and Extent of Human Rights Violations Human rights violation is the failure to protect or blatantly disregard human rights. Human rights violation is the…

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Human Rights
Posted in Constitution Law Enforcement

Introduction to Human Rights

Introduction Human rights constitute a set of rules governing the treatment of individuals and groups by governments on the basis of ethical principles.  States have…

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Posted in Law Enforcement

Interrogation of Suspects

Introduction Suspects are a valuable source of information in criminal investigations, hence the need to interrogate them. Interrogation is the systematic questioning of a person…

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Witness Statement
Posted in Law Enforcement

Recording a Witness Statement

A witness statement is a document made by or taken from a person containing details of the knowledge that person has of an incident.

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Interviewing Witnesses

Investigative interviewing is the questioning of witnesses to obtain complete, accurate and reliable information.

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Preliminary Investigation
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Preliminary Investigation

During the preliminary investigation, if the investigator has reasonable grounds, he may go ahead and search without a warrant.

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Corruption as a Catalyst to Wildlife Crime

What is Corruption? Corruption can mean different things to different people. It is the practice of obtaining power, influence, money or other personal gains through…

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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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Bail and Bond Regimes
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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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