A Contest for Post-Colonial African Optimisin in Criminology

Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of afro-optimism and afrenaisance regarding the practice of criminology, democracy, and justice in post-colonial Africa. In addition to defining and providing a context for new terms, the present work emphasizes the intellectual necessity to illuminate Africa's reality in criminology in ways that counter colonial inaccuracies.

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