1  Name of Course Criminal Procedure I
2 Course Code LAD5043
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To introduce students to the law on criminal procedure in Malaysia with reference to the Criminal Procedure Code.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 9 (Year 5)

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O


 28  0  10  42  6  7  3


7 Credit Value 3 (122/40: 3.05)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None/Nil
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able :

  1. To identify the basic principles of criminal procedure as provided under the Criminal Procedure Code (LO2-C4)
  2. To understand the basic principles of criminal procedure as provided under the Criminal Procedure Code .(LO5-P4)
  3. To apply the relevant principles in relation to to criminal procedure as provided under the Criminal Procedure Code. (LO6-A5)
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis This course generally deals with the criminal procedure in Malaysia. Recapitulation on the on hierarchy, jurisdiction and structure of criminal courts in Malaysia will be conducted. Issues on the powers and procedures of arrest, and power to make search, the process of obtaining documents for purposes of trial will also be discussed. The students will be taught on the powers of police to conduct investigations, search of premises with and without warrant as well as body search. The power of the Public Prosecutor to conduct the criminal proceedings as well as the power to transfer cases will also be highlighted in this course.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types Assessment

  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 60%
2. Final Examination 40%
  Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and Topics Covered:

Week Topic(s)
1-2 Introduction and Criminal Courts
3-4 Arrest
5-6 Search
7-8 Police Investigations
9-10 Powers of Public Prosecutor
11-12 Prosecution
12-13 Transfer of Cases
14 Institution of Proceedings

*Note: Total = 122 hours

17 Main references
  1. Mimi Kamariah, 2004. Criminal Procedure in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, University of Malaya Press
  2. CLP Series, Criminal Procedure . 2006. Second edition, Kuala Lumpur, Malayan Law Journal
  3.  Abdul Rani Kamaruddin & Abdul Halim Sidek. 2003. Pre Trial Process in Criminal Proceedings, Kuala Lumpur International Law Book services.


  1. Criminal Procedure Code
  2. Dangerous Drugs Act 1952
  3. Essential (Security Cases) Regulations 1975
  4. Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971

Related cases

18 Additional references
  1. Mallal’s Criminal Procedure Code 2001. 6th ed. Kuala Lumpur, Malayan Law Journal
  2. Tan Kee Heng, 1999. Civil and Criminal Appeals in Malaysia.  Kuala Lumpur, International Law Book services.
  3. Hamid Sultan Abu Backer. 2001. Janab’s Key to Criminal Procedure in Malaysia and Singapore,  Kuala Lumpur Janab (m) sdb bhd.
  4. Salim Ali Farrah. 2008. Criminal Process in Malaysia. Cases and Material. Revised Maxwell 



Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1. reproduce the basic principles of criminal proceedings (LO2-C4)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion



Written assignment  and written test
2.  explain the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (LO5-P4)         3         Group Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3.  identify issues and apply the relevant principles to criminal proceedings (LO6-A5)           3       Assignment Instructor evaluation of the assignment