ISBN 9789956762781
Pages 564
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2015
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Criminal Law: The General Part

by Carlson Anyangwe

This is a comprehensive, insightful, lucid, intense and unrivalled text on the general part of the criminal law in Cameroon. Beginning with an account of the historical development of the criminal law generally, the author proceeds to analyse and discuss in detail the principles governing application of the criminal law, criminal responsibility, participation in crime, penalties, and sentencing. These principles are broadly the same in other jurisdictions. The book balances theoretical content with case-law illustrations to enhance readability, comprehension and assimilation. It is an invaluable source and essential reading for law students and teachers, and lawyers in private practice and government service.

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“This book fully complements Professor Carlson Anyangwe’s earlier book, Criminal Law in Cameroon-Specific Offences (2011). From an author who is incontrovertibly the leading Cameroon legal scholar with a rock-solid reputation for accuracy and reliability, it has a lot to commend. Exceptionally detailed, thorough and thoughtful, the author’s simple but engaging and lively writing style and clarity of expression guides the reader through complex details without any feeling of being overwhelmed. The book takes the reader through the historical development of criminal law generally, its reception in Cameroon and navigates with ease through topics such as its application, criminal responsibility, participation in crime and criminal disposition in a sublime manner that is accessible not only to experts, particularly comparatists interested in Cameroon’s bi-jural system, but also even the novice. This and the earlier book, without doubt, provide the definitive and most authoritative work on modern criminal law in Cameroon.”

Professor Charles Manga Fombad, Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, University of Pretoria, South Africa

About the Author

Carlson Anyangwe

Carlson Anyangwe read law in Cameroon, France and Britain. He holds the BA-Law and the LLB from Yaoundé University, the Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Strasbourg in France, and the LLM and PhD from the University of London, England. Professor of Laws and Research Professor, he teaches international law, criminal law and procedure, human rights law, and researches in those niche areas. He has an impressive number of published books and refereed journal articles to his credit. He is moreover a confirmed law teacher and researcher of long, wide and varied experience spanning some three decades. He has taught in Universities in Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia where he served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the School of Law, and has done consultancy and human rights education work in Seychelles, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Egypt and Zimbabwe. He is currently Director of the School of Law and Research Champion, Walter Sisulu University, Republic of South Africa. He is a member of the African Commission’s Working Group of Experts on the Death Penalty in Africa, ‘ambassador’ of the State of Arkansas, honorary citizen of Monticello, and USIA International Visitor Fellow.