The Code of Criminal Procedure

June 22, 2019 0 By HADDYOUY

The Code of Criminal Procedure has not been defined in some legislation, but by extrapolating its legal texts and rules, it can be defined as the set of formal legal rules governing the monitoring, investigations and judicial proceedings as well as the Execution of judgments issued by courts of law.

Some jurists define the criminal procedure as a set of rules that explain all the procedures for searching for the crime (arresting the perpetrator, collecting evidence, instituting public proceedings, trial proceedings, and the consequent means of appeal and the amnesty)

In this topic we will talk about the most important definitions and terminology in the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Public Prosecution:

The Public Prosecution is the body authorized by the Criminal Procedure Law to initiate, monitor and practice the prosecution until the verdict is issued and executed.

Case public:

Case public is the case against perpetrator of the crime and those involved in its commission.

The plaintiff: The plaintiff means any person who is harmed by a crime (the victim).


Defendant is the original perpetrator of the crime or the participant or the contributor in the crime.

Difference between the original doer and the participant in the crime and the contributor to the crime:

   The original doer:  is someone who runs out crime personally.

Participant in the crime: He who did not personally commit the crime and did not participate in it, but only ordered it or provided assistance to its perpetrators.

Contributing to the crime: He who carries out the crime with another party.

The preliminary research:

Is a set of actions taken by the judicial officer when a crime is committed in order to collect information, evidence and all that is relevant to the crime in order to reach the perpetrator.