Event Title

P-2 The Effects of Jungle Justice on Social Reengineering in Nigeria: A Case Study of Lagos State

Location

Andrews University, Buller Hall

Start Date

17-5-2018 5:00 PM

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Jungle justice has been characterised as one of the social vices that impedes the development of any society. The act of placing law into one’s own hands and not going through the appropriate government agencies for the proper dispensation of justice leads to infringement of other people’s rights, which unveils the postulation of jungle justice. It has been observed that in Nigeria, jungle justice prevails, especially in Lagos state, due to circumstances best known to them. This has resulted in the loss of respect for law, social harmony, and fair hearing in Lagos state. The research employed quantitative and qualitative methods; primary and secondary data collection were adopted. A purposive sampling technique with the sample size of 200 elements was employed, and an oral interview guide was used. Retributive theory and structural functionalist theory in its theoretical frame work were analyzed. The study found that the prevalence of jungle justice is hazardous for a growing state, which has occurred at various instances in Lagos state and of which its continuance can lead to underrating such a promising state. Therefore, the study recommends that there should be quick dispensation of justice in Lagos state. Additionally, there should be a reorientation and enlightenment on the part of the citizens by the state government to reduce the menace of jungle justice.

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May 17th, 5:00 PM

P-2 The Effects of Jungle Justice on Social Reengineering in Nigeria: A Case Study of Lagos State

Andrews University, Buller Hall

Jungle justice has been characterised as one of the social vices that impedes the development of any society. The act of placing law into one’s own hands and not going through the appropriate government agencies for the proper dispensation of justice leads to infringement of other people’s rights, which unveils the postulation of jungle justice. It has been observed that in Nigeria, jungle justice prevails, especially in Lagos state, due to circumstances best known to them. This has resulted in the loss of respect for law, social harmony, and fair hearing in Lagos state. The research employed quantitative and qualitative methods; primary and secondary data collection were adopted. A purposive sampling technique with the sample size of 200 elements was employed, and an oral interview guide was used. Retributive theory and structural functionalist theory in its theoretical frame work were analyzed. The study found that the prevalence of jungle justice is hazardous for a growing state, which has occurred at various instances in Lagos state and of which its continuance can lead to underrating such a promising state. Therefore, the study recommends that there should be quick dispensation of justice in Lagos state. Additionally, there should be a reorientation and enlightenment on the part of the citizens by the state government to reduce the menace of jungle justice.