by B. D. Chipeta
This is the third edition of A Handbook for Public Prosecutors. It takes into account multiple changes in the Tanzania law since publication of the first and second editions in 1978 and 1982 respectively, and the new Criminal Procedure Act of 1985. A Handbook for Public Prosecutors is written primarily for Public Prosecutors. However, it is sufficiently comprehensive to be useful to those who are fresh on the Bench or the Bar, and to investigators of crime, as well as to those who are required to do examinations in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence in order to advance in their careers. While it is based on the Tanzania Penal Act, Criminal Procedure Act, the Evidence Act and other statutes, readers in other East African countries will have no difficulty in finding relevant and equivalent provisions of applicable legislation which are invariably identical to those in their countries. This book provides guidance to public prosecutors and others on basic principles of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Law of Evidence and the art of prosecuting cases.
Hon. Buxton David Chipeta, was a Judge of the High Court of Tanzania for 26 years (1976 –2002) before retiring. Prior to that Hon. Chipeta served in various capacities in the judicial system in Tanzania in different districts. He also served on different important commissions of inquiry and on a number of Boards of Directors. He is author of Handbook for Public Prosecutors, 1979, A Magistrate’s Manual, 1988, Civil Procedure in Tanzania – A Student’s Manual, 2004 and Administrative Law in Tanzania – Cases and Materials. Justice Chipeta is currently practising as a legal consultant. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, and part-time Lecturer at Mzumbe University, Tumaini University, University of Dar es Salaam and the Law School.