Failing Young Offenders
Juvenile Justice in Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia
The legal systems of the former British colonies derived from British law and in most cases were simple copies of the criminal justice system of the colonial power. A comparison of British law with its ex-colonies reveals, however, that whilst British law has evolved in the decades since decolonization, particularly in the area of juvenile justice, reform in the justice systems of the three states investigated here has been slow and inadequate.
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