This note discussed criminal law in terms of meaning, scope and functions, sources of criminal law, and some basic and frequently used terms in criminal law especially in the Ghanaian context.
This note examined the concept of crime, its characteristics, and the differences between crimes and other offensive conduct.
This note discusses the circumstances in which Ghanaian courts are conferred with jurisdiction in relation to criminal matters.
This note introduces actus reus as an element of crime in the Ghanaian context
This note discusses the circumstances under which a person has a duty to act to prevent harm to others. These circumstances are an exception to a general rule that failing to act to prevent harm to another is not criminal.
This note discusses the concept of causation under actus reus
This note examines the provisions on causation in Ghana per the provisions in Act 29
This note discusses the special provisions relating to causing death per the provisions of section 64 of Act 29.
This note discusses mens rea under Act 29 (Criminal Code of Ghana)
This note provides a brief overview on insanity as a basis for exemption from criminal liaiblity.
Case law has made various clarifications on when insanity would be upheld as a defence, how to prove insanity, and the effect of insanity, inter alia. This note discusses those clarificaitons
This note briefly discusses the grounds for which a person is exempted from criminal liability.
This note discusses who an infant is and how infancy serves as a basis for exemption from criminal liability.
This note discusses automatism as a defence under common law that can exempt an individual from criminal liability.
This note discusses the legal principles on intoxication as an exemption from criminal liability in the Ghanaian context.
This note provides a basic understanding of inchoate offences in terms of definition, rationale, and types
When an offence is described as “inchoate”, it means the offence is partly formed or not completely developed. This note discusses attempt as a type of inchoate offence in the Ghanaian context.
This note discusses preparation as an inchoate offence in the Ghanaian context
This note discusses abetment as an inchoate offence in the Ghanaian context
This note explains the meaning of conspiracy, amendment in the definition of a conspiracy in Ghana, among others.
This note discusses essential principles applicable to the offence of conspiracy.
A fatal offence is one that leads to the death of another
This note discusses murder as a criminal offence in Ghana.
This note discusses manslaughter as a criminal offence in Ghana.
This note examines the meaning of manslaughter as provided for in section 51 of Act 29
This note examines the factors that will cause murder to be reduced to manslaughter
This note discusses when negligence which results in death will be considered manslaughter.
This note provides an overview of various sexual offences in Ghana.
This note discusses rape as a Sexual Offence in Ghana. Essentially, it examines the meaning of rape and it's elements.
This note discusses the offence of defilement, it's elements, how it differs from rape, among others
Indecent assault is a sexual offence in Ghana involving contact with another in a sexual manner and will be discussed in this note in terms of its meaning, elements, and punishment.