CPP1049 | Criminal Practice & Procedure

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • CPP1049
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • V
  • Jul 2020
  • Seminar Course

How does this course relate to the programme curriculum – is it a core or elective – mandated by Bar Council or UGC – does it develop on a prior course in the programme or is the foundational or standalone course

The elective course builds on the basic course on criminal procedure and criminal law that is mandatorily prescribed by the UGC. The elective is aimed at familiarizing students with the working and practical application of the code of criminal procedure in Court. By analyzing the statute and the case law, and using case studies, the course seeks to acquaint the students with the difference between the theory and the practice of the law.

Describe how you have approached the course. What have you included/excluded and why? Choice of materials – primary or secondary readings / case law

The course includes both primary as well as secondary readings. In addition to reading the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Indian Penal Code, the course relies heavily on case law. In order that the students appreciate both the working of courts in the ordinary sense and the deviations that arise in cases where the legislature has enacted special procedures to deal with a category of offences, the course will also delve into special laws in an illustrative manner.

Describe your pedagogical method: lectures, socratic discussion, seminar style discussion, response papers or group work; any field work


Sanya Kumar

Visiting Faculty