oa Article 40 - The testimonial competence of the child offender

Volume 6 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 13 Generally, when talking about the testimonial competence of juveniles the focus is inevitably on the juvenile witness who is not the juvenile offender, i.e. the focus is on the child as a prosecution witness. The question arises as to why the testimonial competence and cautionary rules are not an issue in relation to the child offender. The answer should be that these rules cannot and should not be applied to the child offender. However, the fact that they are applied to by Prof. PJ Schwikkard Prof. PJ Schwikkard from the University of Cape Town examines the testimonial competence of ..

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