The Book The Theory and Practice of Criminal Justice in Africa Is written by Etannibi E O Alemika, Dr. Richard Bowd, Simon Robins, Professor J Nnamdi Aduba, Emily I Alemika, Irvin Kinnes, Dr. Annie Barbara Chikwanha.
In Africa, criminal justice systems remain quite fragile. This is not only due to the human rights practices of some African governments but also because changes on the continent require good governance and democracy. Criminal justice cannot be separated from democracy to the extent that its effective implementation has become a barometer of democratic practices throughout the developed world.
Although it is not a guarantee of democratic governance, the application and administration of human rights continue to be a useful tool for measuring the basic democratic practices of any state in the world. Global practices of justice in postmodern democracies were redefined after the 9/11 attacks. The US created the Department of Homeland Security and the UK opted to hold suspects for longer periods after the attacks on the London underground in July 2005. The ability of the US, in its war against terrorism, to redefine what constitutes criminal justice and what qualifies for recognition of prisoner-of-war status under the Geneva Convention, as it did with the Guantánamo Bay prisoners, illustrates this point.
Topics of this Edition
Criminal justice in Africa
Status quo or traditional resurgence
Restorative approaches to criminal justice in Africa
Bail and Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria
Chapter 6 Conclusion
About the Author
Etannibi E O Alemika obtained her BSc in Sociology (Ibadan) and Ph.D. Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of criminology and sociology. of law and director of the Research and Development Center of the University of Joseph, Nigeria.
Dr. Richard Bowd – Post War Reconstruction and Development Unit, University from York, UK.
Simon Robins – Post War Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York, UK.
Professor J Nnamdi Aduba is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Jose, Jose, Nigeria.
Emily I Alemika – Faculty of Law, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.
Irvin Kinnes – doctoral student at the Center for Criminology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Annie Barbara Chikwanha – Senior Researcher Leading the African Human Security Initiative project at the ISS Addis Ababa office.
Overview of The Theory and Practice of Criminal Justice in Africa
The Theory and Practice of Criminal Justice in Africa
|Author of Book||Etannibi E O Alemika, Dr Richard Bowd, Simon Robins, Professor J Nnamdi Aduba, Emily I Alemika, Irvin Kinnes, Dr Annie Barbara Chikwanha|
|Category||Criminal Law Books|