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Child Justice Administration in Africa

Authors: Abdulraheem-Mustapha, Mariam Adepeju

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  • Highlights the importance of human rights to African development in the light of its chequered history
  • Investigates the problems and challenges associated with children in the criminal justice system in Africa
  • Contributes to the areas of law, development studies, political science, and African studies
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This interdisciplinary book analyzes the nature of child justice administration in Africa, particularly focusing on Nigeria and South Africa. The author uses a comparative approach in analyzing the legal regime and practice of child justice administration in Africa by recommending South Africa as inspiration for Nigeria since the justice sector in South Africa is significantly more developed. It further investigates various problems and challenges associated with children in the criminal justice system in Africa, thereby contributing to the cross-fertilization and collaboration among African nations that contributes to the development of the continent as a whole. The monograph shows that children are not only neglected by academics and practitioners but also that there is no access to scholarly materials in this area of law in Africa. This work contributes to knowledge in the area of law and methodology on the issue of child justice administration, development studies, political science, and African studies.

About the authors

Mariam Adepeju Abdulraheem-Mustapha is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

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“Mariam Adepeju Abdulraheem-Mustapha is a prominent voice concerning the rights of children.  With its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented approach, her book is perhaps the most comprehensive study of juvenile delinquency in Nigeria. It is likely to be regarded as a leading authority in the field for some time to come.” (Thomas Kleven, Professor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, USA)

“This book represents an excellent contribution to the analysis of the administration of child justice in Nigeria and South Africa, two of the most prominent and important countries in Africa. It provides an excellent overview of child justice system that will be helpful for scholars in the field.” (Hiroshi Fukurai, Professor, UC Santa Cruz, USA)

“This book is a rich compendium of the frameworks for the child justice administration in South Africa and Nigeria. It is a repository of invaluable information which gives an overview of legal and institutional frameworks for the child justice administration in the two countries. The distinctive feature of this book is that it represents the first major attempt at making a comparative analysis on child justice administration in Nigeria and South Africa in an empirical form. Researched and written in a very clear and lucid manner, the book is a must and invaluable for policy makers, government agencies, human rights bodies as well as legal and socio-legal researchers in the areas of child’s rights and juvenile justice administration, not only in South Africa and Nigeria, but across the globe.” (Adewale Taiwo, Professor and Dean of Law,  Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria)

“This book represents one of the very novel writings in child and juvenile justice administration in Nigeria and indeed in Africa. It employs a comparative law approach and brings out the major challenges confronting the justice system at this level. The book equally provides both legislative and judicial approaches to solving the critical challenges identified in that sector of the justice system. It is a book that will tremendously benefit the academics and the practitioners as it was written from a very rich experience from both worlds." (Wahab Egbewole, Professor, University in Ilorin, Nigeria)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 56,99 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19014-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Justice Administration in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19015-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19015-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19014-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 259
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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