Category: 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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Investigative interviewing is the questioning of witnesses to obtain complete, accurate and reliable information.
During the preliminary investigation, if the investigator has reasonable grounds, he may go ahead and search without a warrant.
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…
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.
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…