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Historicising Vigilante Policing in Plateau State, Nigeria

Jimam Lar

in Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Starting from the premise that in studying contemporary policing practices in Africa one needs to also acknowledge the role of non-state policing actors, this chapter explores the historicity of ... More


The Colonial Subtext of British-Led Police Reform in Sierra Leone

Erlend Grøner Krogstad

in Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the role of memories of Sierra Leone’s British colonial past in shaping policing practices in the wake of a long civil war. Sierra Leonean powerholders mobilise this history ... More


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