Presenter Status

Dr. Adesiyan Victor. Department of Political Science

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Presentation Abstract

THE EFFECTS OF JUNGLE JUSTICE ON SOCIAL REENGINEERING IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE)

BY:

VICTOR A. ADESIYAN (PhD)

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT:

Jungle justice has been characterised as one of the social vices that impedes the development of any society. The act of placing law into ones’ 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 to loss of respect for law, social harmony, and fair hearing in Lagos state. The research employed quantitative and qualitative method; primary and secondary data collection were adopted. A purposive sampling technique with the sample size of 200 elements was employed, oral interview guide was used. Retributive theory and structural functionalist theory in its theoretical frame work. 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. Study therefore, recommends that there should be quick dispensation of justice in Lagos state. Also, that there should be a re-orientation and enlightenment on the part of the citizens by the state government to reduce the menace of Jungle Justice.

Biographical Sketch

ADESIYAN VICTOR, Male, 43years, a faculty member of Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Babcock University, NIGERIA. A Seventh-Day Adventist member, worship at Babcock University Pioneer Church. Dr. Victor is a young scholar, written about 20 local and international journals, He has presented papers in few countries, including Connell University, USA.

Share

COinS
 

The Effects of Jungle Justice on Social Reengineering in Nigeria (A Case Study of Lagos State)

THE EFFECTS OF JUNGLE JUSTICE ON SOCIAL REENGINEERING IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE)

BY:

VICTOR A. ADESIYAN (PhD)

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT:

Jungle justice has been characterised as one of the social vices that impedes the development of any society. The act of placing law into ones’ 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 to loss of respect for law, social harmony, and fair hearing in Lagos state. The research employed quantitative and qualitative method; primary and secondary data collection were adopted. A purposive sampling technique with the sample size of 200 elements was employed, oral interview guide was used. Retributive theory and structural functionalist theory in its theoretical frame work. 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. Study therefore, recommends that there should be quick dispensation of justice in Lagos state. Also, that there should be a re-orientation and enlightenment on the part of the citizens by the state government to reduce the menace of Jungle Justice.