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Fragile families, mob justice and resilience in northern Uganda

Okello, Joseph and Hopwood, Julian (2020) Fragile families, mob justice and resilience in northern Uganda. Africa at LSE (14 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When a justice system is so corrupt it offers no protection to communities, it has been argued the lynching of accused criminals is an effective resilience strategy. But do such notions of resilience obscure the need for better justice and security structures? The moving story of a local family illustrates the real-world circumstances behind the concepts.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 23:21
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104738

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