Thursday, 17 August 2017

CLEEN Releases Summary Findings from First Round of Public Perception Survey on Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria

CLEEN Foundation at the Stakeholders' Summit on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria held at Denis Hotel, Abuja on Tuesday, 9th August, 2017 presented a preliminary report from the first Round of Public Perception Survey on Criminal Justice Administration in Nigeria. The aim of the  survey  was to obtain a better understanding of the perception and assessment of the criminal justice system and the implementation of the Administration of Criminal justice (ACJ) Act, 2015.

The survey which was conducted in  Adamawa, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Lagos States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja respectively had a total of 5,099(2,669 males and 2,430 females) respondents interviewed between 6th of March 2017 and 16th of March 2017 when the survey was conducted.

The released findings show that responses were received on a number of areas which included familiarity with the criminal justice agencies; demand for services provided by the criminal justice agencies; their level of effectiveness and trend of performance; constraints affecting the agencies and criminal justice administration in Nigeria; suggested approaches to effective criminal justice administration amongst others.

Summary of findings

·         According to the findings of the survey, police(41.0%) and lawyers(25.4%) were the criminal justice agencies whose services were most sought in the previous twelve months;
·         More than 50% of the respondents in each state surveyed perceived the criminal justice and law enforcement agencies to be effective;
·         On the trend of performance, majority of the respondents across the states reported improved performance of the criminal justice agencies in the previous twelve months;
·         Lack of proper investigation and prosecution and corruption by the police were identified as prominent constraints affecting criminal justice administration in Nigeria;
·         Proactive investigation methods, training and retraining of personnel, better community collaboration, coordination and supervision of criminal justice and law enforcement personnel, adequate funding and facilities were identified as measures to enhance criminal justice administration in Nigeria


The preliminary survey report was presented to the public by Professor Etannibi Alemika of the University of Jos and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CLEEN Foundation at the Stakeholders' Summit on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria organized by CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) as part of activities under its  project on Monitoring the Criminal Justice Administration Reform Process in Nigeria The project is aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in Nigeria through the systematic monitoring of key agencies and advocacy to ensure the agencies fulfill their new roles under the Act.

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For further details and complete report:

www.cleen.org or http://cleenfoundation.blogspot.com

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