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Title:Convicting of a lesser offence: an examination of section 181 of the Criminal Procedure Code
Author:Hatchard, J.ISNI
Periodical:Zambia Law Journal
Geographic term:Zambia
Abstract:In some criminal cases the prosecution may be unable to prove a particular charge against the accused although the facts proved do reveal the commission of another offence. This article examines the extent to which a Zambian court may convict an accused of the other offence in such circumstances. Section 181 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the provision governing this area, is found to have caused the courts in Zambia to take somewhat divergent views on its interpretation. Ref.