Tag Archives: Justice

A Review of Justice by Five Vulnerable Women in the Bible (Published)

There is a global outcry for justice with the increasing gap between the poor and the rich and acts of injustice especially directed to the vulnerable: women and children. Even in light of the changing roles of women, they are still the main victims of unjust actions. This paper therefore addresses this concern by reviewing the actions of five women in the Bible who did just actions and eventually brought justice to their communities. Rahab the Harlot, the widow of Zarephath, little girl in captivity, Dorcas and the Good Samaritan are looked at in this paper. These women, despite their vulnerability, went an extra mile to do just deeds even when it meant giving all they had. This understanding of the Biblical Icons who brought justice is expected to inform the changing role of women in the contemporary society as far as justice is concerned.

Keywords: Bible, Communities & Women, Deeds, Justice, Society

Police Corruption and the State: Prevalence and Consequences (Published)

Corruption is endemic social problem in Nigerian society; it is particularly objectionable in Nigeria Police Force. This study x-ray prevalence and consequences of corruption in Nigeria Police Force. It predominantly utilized secondary data. This study has identified that, in Nigeria, the police force has become an epitome of all multi corrupt and fraudulent schemes which constitute a stumbling block to the effective administration of justice and efficient maintenance of law and order in Nigeria and have soiled the image of the force. Thus, the study recommends fundamental restructuring, reorganization, total war against police graft to re-invent a new image for the police and professionalization through further training and re-education in the force which would hopefully launch the Nigerian Police Force on the positive side of history.

 

Keywords: Corruption, Justice, Law enforcement, Nigeria Police Force, Police, Security, Social problem

The Modern Paradigm of Criminal Justice: Restorative Justice (Published)

Restorative justice represents a new paradigm against the criminality, born and developed in the ground of the failure of punitive justice. As such, it brings a new ideology in the fight against crime, revealing a new perception for the offense, upon which takes life the restorative philosophy. The latter brings a very complex mechanism of action, whose ideals are manifested in the restorative programmes. Thus, the restorative justice satisfies its framework, in the theoretical viewpoint, as well as in the practical one, prompting its way to success. However, it remains a new ideology, still not affirmed and therefore it needs more promotion. In this regard, this paper aims to realize a framework of restorative justice, in the theoretical point of view, as well as in the practical one, to further highlight its problems and needs in the future.

Keywords: Justice, Philosophy, Problems, Programmes, Restorative

The Transcendental Ideology: The Reflection of Just Law Certainty in Indonesian Adjudication (Published)

Indonesian adjudication find a difficulty in establishing fair law certainty because it is hard for the judge to interpret the transcendental ideology concerning with law certainty and justice. This ideology has been within First Principle of Pancasila, “The Belief on One Supreme God” and also principle of adjudication stating that “adjudication shall favor of justice based on One Supreme God”. Islamic Law offers the transcendental ideology as manifestation of the physicality and mentality of legality principles. These principles are: “law does not deteriorate at all; there is a presumption of innocence; the punishment with doubt is invalid; and God may not punish human without notification or warning through Prophets”. The transcendental ideology for just adjudication has been justified by the Act of Judicial Power which requires the judge to explore, to follow and to understand the justice values advocated and developed within the community (spirituality) and also the unwritten laws (religion). The universality of the transcendental ideology for just adjudication in Indonesia, according to Islamic, is deriving from the attributes of God (al-hakam, al-adel, al-hakim) and also from the signification of universality of al’adl, al-qist and wasat.

Keywords: Adjudication, Ideology, Justice, Law Certainty, Transcendental

POLICE CORRUPTION AND THE STATE: PREVALENCE AND CONSEQUENCES (Published)

Corruption is endemic social problem in Nigerian society; it is particularly objectionable in Nigeria Police Force. This study x-ray prevalence and consequences of corruption in Nigeria Police Force. It predominantly utilized secondary data. This study has identified that, in Nigeria, the police force has become an epitome of all multi corrupt and fraudulent schemes which constitute a stumbling block to the effective administration of justice and efficient maintenance of law and order in Nigeria and have soiled the image of the force. Thus, the study recommends fundamental restructuring, reorganization, total war against police graft to re-invent a new image for the police and professionalization through further training and re-education in the force which would hopefully launch the Nigerian Police Force on the positive side of history.

Keywords: Corruption, Justice, Law enforcement, Nigeria Police Force, Police, Security, Social problem