Law and Justice in Post-British Nigeria: Conflicts and Interactions between Native and Foreign Systems of Social Control in Igbo


The roles of the native and the foreign English-style justice systems in the administration of law and justice in Nigeria, based on data from Nigeria's Igbo, are examined here. Okereafoezeke uses case studies to look at the nature of colonially imposed justice and the relationship between informal and formal justice. He concludes that the imposed English-style justice system is incapable of dealing with Nigeria's social control problems because it does not anticipate and manage the wide range of issues that the native systems do.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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