Pan-African Issues in Crime and Justice

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Anita Kalunta-Crumpton, Biko Agozino
Ashgate, 2004 - Law - 266 pages
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Criminology assumes the position of an established discipline, yet its influence is limited by its primary focus on the West for both theoretical and empirical substance. But the growing interest in comparative criminology now means that countries compare notes, thereby broadening the parameters of criminology. Still relatively ignored in the literature, however, are issues of crime and justice as they affect people of African descent around the globe. Drawing upon materials from countries in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe, this stimulating book reflects on the experiences of people of African descent to offer a convergence of criminologies in and outside the West. Simultaneously, it acknowledges Western criminology as a significant angle from which to comprehend crime and justice as they are conceptualized outside the West. The volume also investigates whether Western criminological accounts are relevant to the comprehension of crime, criminality and systems of justice in Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

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Contents

The Trokosi System
23
Crime Justice and Social Control in Egypt
39
An Exploratory
56
Copyright

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Dr Anita Kalunta-Crumpton works at the School of Business and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Roehampton, UK and Dr Biko Agozino works at the Graduate School in Humanities, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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