An Appraisal of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015

38 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2015

Date Written: September 25, 2015

Abstract

This work appraises the extent to which the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 achieves the broad purpose of promoting efficient management of criminal justice institutions, speedy dispensation of justice, and the protection of the rights and interests of all actors in the Nigerian criminal justice system. It compares the new legislation with other legislations in the Nigerian framework for criminal justice administration, and points out the strengths and weaknesses of this new legislation over the others. Finally, it makes recommendations for a unified and more effective system of criminal justice administration in Nigeria.

Keywords: Criminal, Justice, Administration, restorative justice, retributive justice, plea bargain, sentencing, constitutional issues, holding charge, day-to-day trial

Suggested Citation

Abajuo, Reason, An Appraisal of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (September 25, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2665611 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2665611

Reason Abajuo (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

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