n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Surgical intervention and the investigation of crime : regspraak
|Article Title||Surgical intervention and the investigation of crime : regspraak|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||587 - 594|
ISI Social Science
The interesting question as to whether the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 provides for surgical intervention in the search for evidence during the course of a criminal investigation received wide media coverage after the decision in Minister of Safety and Security v Gaqa (2002 1 SACR 654 (C)). In this case a bullet was lodged in the leg of a robber and the ultimate decision by the Cape high court in favour of allowing for its surgical removal in order to assist the police investigation was generally welcomed by reports in the media as a victory for law enforcement agencies in the seemingly uphill battle against crime.
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