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A critical analysis of indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Masiloane, D. T. Hassen Shuffa Abkadir 2015-08-19T09:24:57Z 2015-08-19T09:24:57Z 2014-03
dc.identifier.citation Hassen Shuffa Abkadir (2014) A critical analysis of indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine whether indigenous and modern policing can coexist in Ethiopia. The two case studies dealt with in this research indicate that customary administration which is based on indigenous customary law governs the lives of most communities in Ethiopia. Most of the civil and criminal cases are resolved through these mechanisms, although there are always operational tensions due to some contradictions between the modern and indigenous policing systems when crime is committed in indigenous areas. This is mainly because the modern police system wants to impose its way of resolving crime while the indigenous police system want crime to be solved in the traditional/indigenous manner that have been practiced for centuries. These fundamental differences have created two parallel institutions which are both rooted in providing safety and security to the community. The research also reveals that modern policing in Ethiopia can benefit tremendously from well researched experiences and practices of indigenous policing. This does not imply that indigenous policing system is democratic and all the experiences could be relevant to modern policing, but it simply means that the identification and the sharing of best practices from both sides could lead to mutual benefits of these systems. In its conclusion the research shows that Ethiopia has the potential to develop a unique policing system that reflects its distinctive cultural heritage and that meets the needs of its people. This potential is more likely to be actualized if the country preserves and incorporate the best practices of both these systems and use them as integral part of the Ethiopian modern policing.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 199 leaves
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Ethiopian modern policing en
dc.subject Indigenous policing en
dc.subject Critical analysis of indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia
dc.subject Can modern and indigenous policing co-exist in Ethiopia?
dc.subject Use of indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia
dc.subject Ethiopian dual policing system
dc.subject Indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia
dc.subject Role of indigenous policing in modern policing in Ethiopia
dc.subject.ddc 363.230963
dc.subject.lcsh Police--Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Police--Ethiopia--History
dc.subject.lcsh Community policing--Ethiopia
dc.title A critical analysis of indigenous and modern policing in Ethiopia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Police Practice en D .Litt. et Phil. (Police Science)

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