Criminal Law

Crime can be described as, “conduct which common or statutory law prohibits and expressly or impliedly subjects to punishment remissible by the state alone and which the offender cannot avoid by his own act once he has been convicted.” Criminal law is the body of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons and fixes penalties and modes of treatment of convicted offenders. It is mostly governed by the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.