SA Criminal Law & Proc Vol II: Common-law Crimes, dealing with common-law crimes, takes cognisance of the constitutional context in which South African criminal law now operates and the emerging culture of human rights and freedoms which has begun to generate a significant shift in perceptions of the boni mores of a new South African society. Each chapter begins with an introductory section: “Definition and Place in South African Criminal Law”. This contains the formal definition of the crime and thereafter a consideration of the social context of the crime and a critical assessment of the purpose which it serves in modern society. The second section of each chapter provides a history of the crime. The third and fourth sections deal with “Essential Elements” and “Procedural Aspects”.