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THE TRIALS OF BRENDALIN

The above video is a digital storytelling presentation that narrates the story of a girl who found purpose in fighting for environmental justice as a result of some of her experiences as a young child who lost her brother to a flash flood caused by some human-induced environmental disasters.

ENFRANCHISEMENT IN NIGERIAN PRISONS: LAWFUL PATHWAYS FOR ACTUALIZING THE VOTING RIGHTS OF INMATES

The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 which acknowledges that transparent and open elections play an integral role in ensuring that the fundamental right to participatory government is guaranteed. Essentially, Article 21 states that “the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government, this …

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A FORBIDDEN CRIME

One of the largest growing criminal industry in the world today, generating over a 100 billion dollars despite the abolition of slavery is human trafficking, which has become a worldwide concern in the past few years. Human trafficking has become a global problem although more popular in some nations of the world than others. Yearly, …

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ENHANCING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL CENTRES

AIM OF ESTABLISHING CORRECTIONAL CENTRES The main aim of establishing the correctional centres in all parts of the world including Nigeria is to provide a rehabilitation and correctional facility for those who have violated the rules and regulations of their society. However, the extent to which this maxim is true in practice has been a …

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CHILDREN: EFFECTS OF FAMILY ORIGIN, FAMILY STRUCTURE, AND FAMILY PROCESSES ON OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA

FAMILY Family, as defined by the Cambridge advanced learner’s dictionary (3rd Edition), is a group of people who are related to each other such as a mother, a father and their children. The family also means a group of people living in one household because of blood relations, marriage or other bonds, living together in …

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THE GUN-POWER

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls …

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THE REINTEGRATION OF EX- CONVICTS INTO THE SOCIETY: THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

In the criminal justice system, reintegration refers to the process of reentry into society by persons that have been in prison, or incarcerated. Reintegration includes the reinstatement of freedoms not previously had by individuals as a result of being in prison. It is important to remember that the prison is essentially a society within a …

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HOW CORRECTIONAL ARE OUR CORRECTIONAL CENTRES IN NIGERIA?

Crime or criminal activities cannot be overruled in our society, it is the effort put in place to mitigate it and rehabilitate offenders that makes the total difference. Therefore, a nation should put in place practices of correctional treatment as fundamental tool in achieving reformation and rehabilitation of offenders and their possible reintegration into the society. A …

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DESIRABILITY AND EFFECT OF PRO BONO SERVICES TO INDIGENTS, THE CORRECTIONAL CENTRES, AND SOCIETY AT LARGE

This article sets out to examine the state of pro bono services by lawyers in Nigeria vis-à-vis the current state of the availability and ease of the indigent’s access to justice. It has been said that access to justice goes beyond access to lawyers and courts and that access to justice entails normative legal protection, …

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