n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Developments pertaining to the legal excuse of justifiable homicide in South Africa : Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Justifiable homicide is defined as "a killing without evil or criminal intent, for which there can be no blame, such as self-defence to protect oneself or to protect another or the shooting by a law enforcement officer in fulfilling his or her duties".

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