African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies : AJCJS

Provides articles on criminology and criminal justice that focus on knowledge about and from Africa and Africans worldwide that could enrich the discipline in a progressive direction.

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 1, April

Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason by Biko Agozino. London: Pluto Press, 2003.Counter-Colonial Criminology - A Critique of Imperialist Reason challenges Criminologists and readers alike to re-examine traditional criminology...
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason
...I bet your nanny never told youcriminologists have poo-poo theory in short,they talk about punishment of offenders,how about the punishment of the innocent?Punishment of Offenders - BPOO!Punishment of the Innocent - BPOTI!... (Pg. 114)In Counter-Colonial...
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason by Biko Agozino. London: Pluto Press, 2003.The development and maintenance of criminology-expressed as a "repressive technology," and along with other constraining and dominant technologies,...
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason by Biko Agozino. London: Pluto Press, 2003.The counterpoint of Counter-Colonial Criminology is the unmasking of Eurocentric criminology for what it is. In exchange, Agozino proffered sound...
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason
Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason by Biko Agozino. London: Pluto Press, 2003.Since its inception, the goal of criminology has been to answer the age old question: "What causes crime?" With Counter-Colonial Criminology, Biko...
Criminology as Lovemaking: An Africa Centered Theory of Justice
ABSTRACTThis paper explores the potential role of love in criminal justice and jurisprudence by excavating ancient and modern philosophies of justice to reveal the puzzling evasion of love in attempts by various philosophical traditions to engineer a...
Editorial
This journal is the official organ of the African Criminology and Justice Association but the opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors and not necessarily representative of the views of the association. The journal is here to fill a...
Obstacles to Effective Policing in Nigeria
AbstractThis paper traces the history of colonial social control and Policing in Nigeria, and also reviews the literature and examines how colonialism demonized, discredited, and supplanted the traditional system of policing. It establishes that in place...
Pre-Colonial Criminal Justice in West Africa: Eurocentric Thought versus Africentric Evidence
AbstractThrough the process of Eurocentric pro-colonialist propaganda people have been, and continue to be, led to assume that the European colonialists brought criminal justice and law and order to Africa. This article challenges those assumptions by...
Presidential Message
I have today chosen to write this statement of support for the maiden edition of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies (AJCJS). I am writing, not just as the President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), but also as an...
The State of Disproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) in Mississippi's Juvenile Detention Facilities1
AbstractDisproportionate Minority Confinement (DMC) has become a national issue due to several amendments to the JJDP Act of 1974 requiring compliance of all states' participating in the formula grants program. All participating states, including the...