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Mob justice, corrupt and unproductive justice system in Nigeria: An empirical analysis

This study problematized the situation of justice administration in Nigeria by examining the public perception of the apparatus of justice in term of corruption, lack of equity, fairness and justice for all as a response to recourse to mob justice in Lagos state. A total of 904 respondents were sele...

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Main Author: Salihu, Habeeb Abdulrauf
Contributors: Gholami, Hossein (VerfasserIn)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:International journal of law, crime and justice
Year: 2018, Volume: 55, Pages: 40-51
Online Access: Resolving-System
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Summary:This study problematized the situation of justice administration in Nigeria by examining the public perception of the apparatus of justice in term of corruption, lack of equity, fairness and justice for all as a response to recourse to mob justice in Lagos state. A total of 904 respondents were selected using simple random and purposive sampling techniques. The instruments employed for data collection were questionnaire and interview. In addition, the information gathered was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Scientists and thematic analysis. The results indicated that the increase in mob justice in Lagos state is as a result of the public dissatisfaction and loss of confidence in the institution of police and judiciary to administer justice impartially. The paper, therefore, suggests that a complete overhaul of the Nigerian criminal justice system is essential for the system to be able to fulfil public aspiration for justice.