Negotiating Law, Policing and Morality in African
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The relationship between police and the public in formerly colonised countries of Africa has never been smooth. It is plagued with clich�s of suspicion, mistrust, and brutality which are all a result of the legacy of draconian policing in colonial Africa. This colonial hangover has chiefly been an upshot of sluggish switching from the mantra of colonial policing to community progressive policing advocated in democratic societies. This book, the result of five years of ethnographic and library research on the interaction and relationships between police and members of the public in Zimbabwe, is a clarion call for a generative progressive working together between the police and the public for a peaceful and orderly society. While it traces the historical trends and nature of policing in Africa and in particular Zimbabwe, the book demonstrates how law, morality and policing enrich one another. The book offers critical insights in the interpretation of contemporary policing in Zimbabwe with a view to inform and draw lessons for both police and the public. It should be of interest not only to legal anthropologists but also political scientists, members of the public, police instructors, police officers, and students and educators in academic disciplines such as criminal justice, criminology, law, sociology, African studies, and leadership and conflict management.

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NEGOTIATING LAW, POLICING AND MORALITY INAFRICA NEGOTIATI G LAW, POLICING AND MORALITY IN AFRICA: A Handbook for Policing in Zimbabwe
Misheck P. Chingozha & Munyaradzi Mawere
Misheck P. Chingozha & Munyaradzi Mawere
Negotiating Law, Policing and Morality in African: A Handbook for Policing in Zimbabwe
Misheck P. Chingozha & Munyaradzi Mawere
Lang aa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com ISBN: 9956-762-05-9 ©Misheck P. Chingozha & Munyaradzi Mawere 2015All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
Table of Contents Acknowledgements………………………………….v List of Acronyms and Abbreviations………………..vii Chapter 1 Law, Policing, and Morality: An Introduction……………………………………...1 Chapter 2 Pre-colonial Criminal Justice in Africa, with a focus on Zimbabwe………………………….35 Chapter 3 Policing in Colonial Africa south of the Sahara: The South African and Zimbabwean Experience…………………………………………...47 Chapter 4 Policing in Post-Colonial Africa: A Focus on Zimbabwe…………………..…………. 73 Chapter 5 Criminal Justice System in Zimbabwe: The Police and Citizens’ Responsibility, Accountability and Compliance…………………… 97 Chapter 6 Policing, ethics, and corporate governance: Policing in a changing society………………………111 References……………………………………………140iii
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AcknowledgementsWe owe a debt of gratitude to many people in Mashonaland Central and Masvingo Provinces of Zimbabwe who collaborated and assisted us in many ways too numerous to mention during fieldwork for this book. Just to single out a few names; we wish to acknowledge our indebtedness to Artwell Nhemachena for providing us with some of the important research materials for this book. Your generosity and steadfast support throughout this project is commendable. Our profound and honest gratitude also go to Tapuwa R. Mubaya for conscientiously going through this book before it was sent out for publication. Your review was thorough and meticulous that it provided us with some wonderful insights that took our arguments to a higher level. It will be unfair to leave out Sydney Manonose who took his precious time helping us with the typing of part of the first draft of the manuscript that resulted in this book. Thank you so much for this sincere patience, bounteousness, and the laudable much-needed support you rendered us. To Yeukai Chingozha and Annastacia Mawere, no words can adequately express our profound gratitude for your overwhelmingly unwavering support and cheering during the time which data for this book was gathered. You always stood with us! We thank you so much for this untiring moral support that boosted not only our confidence but encouraged us to work even harder and faster. Finally to God, you will not cease to amaze us for faithfully standing with us all the time. v
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