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Book on contemporary criminal law in Ghana released

This book is uniquely structured and comprehensively discussed with contemporary decisions and pronouncements in Criminal Law in Ghana. A unique feature of this book is the discussion of every section in the Criminal and Other Offences Act.

The book contains:

Preliminaries where besides theory and history, there is a treatment of the nature of a criminal offence, sources of criminal law and courts with criminal jurisdiction, general explanations and exemptions.

Offences with force or violence such as homicides, genocides, assault, battery, kidnapping, abduction, sexual crimes, human trafficking and domestic violence.

Offences against rights of property such as stealing, dishonestly receiving stolen property, defrauding by false pretense, forgery, fictitious, trading, charlatanic advertisements in newspapers and falsification of accounts.

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Offences against public order, health and morality such as high treason, bigamy, money laundering, narcotics offenses. Offences relating to Public Officers and Public elections including a treatment of offences both under the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 as well as under the Representation of the People’s Act, 1992 and related Constitutional Instruments.

Offences relating to Animals, Birds and Fishes and Road Traffic Offences.


Land Law is about everything under the sun-both Substantive and procedure laws. The Author of this eminent book has carefully discussed both substantive and procedural land law of Ghana, truly assimilated with recent Land Law decisions and declarations. The object is to have a comprehensive textbook for Legal luminaries. This book has been revised to meet the demands of some professional law students and lawyers to include topics such as various forms of interest in land and their respective alienations. Power of Appointment, Fixtures, Waste and Spacemen of Conveyancing.

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About the Author

Sir Dennis Dominic Adjei is a Justice of the Court of Appeal in Ghana, and a Director of the Judicial Training Institute. He’s an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

He is a Senior Lecturer (Adjunct) in the Law of Interpretation of Statutes, Deeds, Documents and land Law and Conveyance at the Ghana School of Law, Main Campus, Accra.

He attended the University of Ghana, Legon and the Ghana School of Law, Accra.

He holds an Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) from GIMPA, and Master of Laws (LLM) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of London and Master of Judicial Studies from Duke University School of Law, USA.

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Sir Dennis was knighted by the Holy Father Benedict XVI to the order of ST. Gregory the Great in 2005.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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