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Psychology and law are disciplines and professions that seem to be, at first glance, quite distinct and separate - but in reality their congruences are many and varied - psychologists frequently appear in court as expert witnesses; and they often actively research topics that are directly related to law and legal practice. Similarly, lawyers and other legal professional often face questions in their professional practice that are inherently psychological in nature. This text introduces the reader to some of the intersections of psychology and law. Each chapter includes learning objectives, exercises and a detailed reference section. Topics addressed in psychology and law include: psychological assessment in forensic settings; crime and policing; child custody assessment; the detection of deception and truthfulness; eyewitness testimony and identification; the role and treatment of child witnesses in legal proceedings; assessing dangerousness and the risk of violence; the psychologist as expert witness; investigative psychology and psychological profiling; psychology and human rights; insanity and diminished capacity defences.
This title contains a selection of papers presented at an international conference entitled 'The politics of restorative justice in South Africa and beyond', held near Cape Town in 2006. The conference aimed to foster debate on and about restorative justice, its methodological assumptions, its policy permutations, and the kinds of strategic interventions and practices adopted in its name.
A midwife is responsible for recording the progress of labour on a partograph or partogram. The partograph helps caregivers detect whether labour is progressing normally or not, indicates when augmentation of labour is appropriate and assists in recognising potential problems before they occur. Each title covers one important topic, and has been written by a specialist in that field. The series follows a consistent format and covers issues such as key ethical and legal considerations, relevant legislation, case studies, and practical applications. These concise, accessible texts will be suitable for accreditation when continuing professional development becomes a requirement
The amendments to the law of wills brought about by the Law of Succession Amendment Act of 1992 have created fundamental changes in South African testamentary law. This book analyzes the Wills Act as now amended. It deals with such topics as language usage generally, taking instruction from would-be testators, the structure of wills, estate duty, the limits to freedom of testation, the interpretation of wills, donation of human tissues, the so-called living will, traps to avoid in drafting, testamentary trusts, and other problems which practitioners commonly have to handle. It discusses important cases which have shaped testamentary law and gives examples of wills and testamentary trusts.
A general introduction to the criminal law of Botswana. It seeks to elucidate the substantive criminal law of Botswana.
South Africa’s history of colonialism and apartheid has created deep patterns of inequality and poverty. One of the ways in which the government has tried to address the high levels of inequality that characterise the South African labour market, is through an extensive process of legislative reform, which includes the Employment Equity Act (EEA) of 1998.
The EEA was enacted to achieve equity in the workplace by prohibiting unfair discrimination and by requiring the implementation of affirmative action measures to ensure the equitable representation of designated groups (blacks, women and disabled persons) in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce. The Act gives effect to the constitutional imperative for substantive equality in respect of the workplace.
One decade after the enactment of the EEA, this collection of essays evaluates its efficacy in achieving its stated goals. This is done against the background of comparative experiences elsewhere, in particular India, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union.
Jurisprudence in an African Context explores the unique contribution of African jurisprudence, and that of Western jurisprudence, to engage with the context and issues of contemporary Southern African societies. The text's unique pedagogy invites the reader to explore African perspectives of law through excerpts of primary texts, and supports understanding, engagement and debate through accessible and stimulating commentary.
Organised thematically, the text engages with many urgent and important issues, related to law and justice, which concern African societies: these topics include land reform, the distribution of wealth and opportunity, who counts as a member of a political community, the rights of gay people, the interests of traditional societies, and approaches to dealing with crime.
The text provides a rich perspective of the proper role of law and justice in contemporary society, through the lens of African history, context and values.
This guide to effective academic research covers all facets of the research process, from finding and defining a suitable topic, performing literature surveys, and conducting research to analyzing and disseminating the results. The subject is placed in the context of South Africa, where the university systems, funding bodies, and the country's research needs are different than those of Europeans and North Americans. The methodologies discussed include traditional modes of inquiry, research technology such as the Internet, and the role of oral tradition in the social sciences. Discussion questions and exercises are provided at the end of each section.
This is the first title on the South African law of unjustified enrichment, covering the entire field of this area of the law. It aims not only at giving an accurate description of the current law, but also to investigate new solutions to old problems, making use of comparative insights. Unjustified enrichment is structured in an accessible way to make it possible for anyone easily to locate the law relevant to the specific problem that is being investigated - and to allow those who are not familiar with the subject to find their way into it.
An academic, legal text that places moral and political philosophy at the centre of certain legal debates. In this book, Professor Meyerson specifically investigates the "Limitation Clause" in the South African Constitution, a clause that leaves open the possibility of limits to the Bill of Rights and certain entrenched "freedoms". Through discussions regarding the Freedoms of Expression and Religion, this book aims to play a role in defining, expanding and challenging the South African Constitution.
This text examines all aspects of extinctive prescription, in an holistic fashion - the theory, the policies, and the practical application. There is also a critical analysis of issues such as whether prescription brings about the extinction of a debt, the concept of debt as the subject matter of extinctive prescription, and the relationship between extinctive prescription as governed by the Prescription Act, and the other prescription provisions or limitation periods.
International Law provides a lucid and comprehensive exposition of the basic precepts necessary for understanding the international legal process, while presenting a general, integrated overview of contemporary international law. The text is presented in a user-friendly/ accessible style, providing an ideal concise overview that offers sufficient detail for the work to be adopted as a core text.
This text should be regarded as an essential purchase for students following courses in International Law as it continues to map current undergraduate course syllabi and also incorporates discussion of issues studied as part of International-related LLMs. International Law is also a key reference tool for non-law students following courses in subject areas such as International Politics, International Relations, Human Rights etc, as well as for academics and practitioners requiring a concise overview of current developments.
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This new edition features essential updates to the law since publication of the previous edition.
For more than a decade, South Africans have been advocating a reform of the country’s laws on sexual offences. South Africa has one of the highest levels of reported rape in the world, and legislative reform was seen as an essential step towards shifting the understanding of rape and its treatment within the criminal justice system.
Since 1996 the activism has focused on the South African Law Reform Commission’s investigation into sexual offences, and the parliamentary process, which culminated at the end of 2007 in the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act.
Many of the authors of Should We Consent? were involved in substantive legal submissions, research and legislative drafting and promoting changes to the law to provide rape victims with effective redress and protection. Drawing on a body of empirical, social and legal scholarship, this unique text charts the critical social and legal debates and jurisprudential developments that took place during the rape law reform process.
This book also provides important insights into the engagement of civil society with law reform and includes thoughtful and contemporary discussions on topics such as ‘defining’ rape, HIV, sexual offences against children and sentencing of sexual offenders.
This exciting and long-awaited text equips medical practitioners to deal with the legal issues they encounter in daily practice. Informative, relevant and up to date, The A-Z of medical law covers all recent changes to the law and legislation affecting the medical professions. As the only local book of this nature, it is sure to become an invaluable resource for practising medical and other healthcare professionals. Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students will also find it useful.
The 1993 and 1996 Constitutions introduced a new set of norms for the South African legal system: equality, freedom and human dignity have replaced racism, caprice and arbitrariness as guiding principles.;This work analyzes the fundamental values upon which the new democratic legal order in South Africa is based. It examines the challenges posed by these developments to legal practice and scholarship and concludes that lawyers have adopted an approach of "business as usual" to the new order.
Health for all is the first comprehensive, modular course for community health workers. The various modules are written according to the outcomes-based education approach, in line with NQF requirements. There are four books in this course: A guide for community health workers; reproductive health; child health; preventing diseases. The titles are aimed at community health workers in NGOs, CBOs, health departments and training institutions. The series is designed in such a way that it could be used either by individual healthcare workers or within a group context. Key features: NQF aligned and follows an outcomes-based approach; accessible and easy to follow; key activities, question for discussion, summaries and case studies; tasks, self-assessment questions and questionnaires; community-based focus; principles of co-operative learning are applied throughout; extensively illustrated to reinforce the material discussed in the text. Each title is a learning and reference tool and provides the community health worker with enough information to run a healthcare programme in a community. Preventing diseases examines both infectious and non-infectious diseases, and shows how the healthcare worker needs to deal with all aspects of these illnesses. The main infectious diseases dealt with are TB, HIV/AIDS and STDs. Some of the non-infectious diseases discussed include arthritis, asthma, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, high blood pressure and stroke.
This new title in the Juta’s Pocket Companions series will serve as an ideal companion to the Mine Health and Safety Act & Regulations Pocket Statute.
Understanding the Mine Health and Safety Act is derived from the highly regarded Commentary on the Mine Health & Safety Act by Masilo and Rautenbach, the leading South African work on this Act.
The book contains commentary on a variety of sections contained in the eight chapters of the Act, set out in a manner that ensures that discussions are accessible to all without sacrificing detail. All commentary is supported by footnotes containing further references as well as citation of relevant case law.
The last twenty years have witnessed an extraordinary measure of globalisation of finance and trade, seen most prominently in the establishment of the World Trade Organisation and other organisations inspired by the ‘Washington Consensus’. At a national level, the exercise of those bodies’ executive and administrative authority is typically regulated by administrative law in its various guises. The rapid process of globalising economic power raises vital questions about its global regulation, in the absence of supra-national institutions and rules dedicated to this task.
This volume brings together papers given at a workshop held in Cape Town in March 2008, which was a joint venture between the New York University Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. The papers critically explore the concept of Global Administrative Law in theory and its relevance to developing countries; the efficacy of regulatory regimes focussed on international trade and finance; and recent developments in the crucially important area of intellectual property law. The lessons learned in the process will inform intellectual debate and assist in the development of practical measures in pursuit of the good governance of global power through the law.
For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation. This best-selling text, written for the non-scientist, is appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, law, and more Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 11e, strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. By combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic analysis, as well as updated techniques for the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence.Teaching and Learning Written by a well-known authority in forensic science, this text introduces the non-scientific student to the field of forensic science. It provides: * Clear and comprehensible writing for the non-scientific student: Makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, and more * Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of forensics and its role in criminal investigation: Captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student * Outstanding pedagogical features: Supports both teaching and learning
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