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Doing Justice without the State

The Afikpo (Ehugbo) Nigeria Model

By Ogbonnaya Oko Elechi

Routledge – 2006 – 256 pages

Series: African Studies

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Description

This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian principles in conflict resolution. This book describes the processes of community empowerment, participatory justice system and how regular institutions of society that provide education, social and economic support are also effective in early intervention in disputes and prevention of conflicts.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Restorative Justice: Theoretical Perspectives 3. The Custom/Law Debate in the African Context 4. Research Method 5. Nigeria in Post-Colonial Africa 6. Historical Overview of Afikpo Town 7. Indigenous Institutions of Conflict Resolution in Afikpo 8. Afikpo Women and the Traditional Justice System 9. Responding to Breach of Custom/Regulations and Other Offenses

Author Bio

O.Oko Elechi is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin--Parkside. His research has been published extensively in international publications, including the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; The International Review of Victimology; Community Safety Journal and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Name: Doing Justice without the State: The Afikpo (Ehugbo) Nigeria Model (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Ogbonnaya Oko Elechi. This study examines the principles and practices of the Afikpo (Eugbo) Nigeria indigenous justice system in contemporary times. Like most African societies, the Afikpo indigenous justice system employs restorative, transformative and communitarian...
Categories: African Studies, Politics & International Relations