Criminal Homicide in Uganda
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It is important to do research to try to find out what social forces account for such a high incidence of interpersonal violence in the developing countries and to discover any differences that exist between these countries and the more developed countries. Tibamanya Mushanga has attempted to do this in his study about homicide in Uganda. The research presents an analysis of the incidence, trends and patterns of criminal homicide from among a sample of 484 cases committed between 1955 and 1966 in three districts (Ankole, Toro and Kigezi) of Western Uganda. The primary source of his data was the court files, both the district courts and the High Court. These data were supplemented with personal interviews with village elders and policemen, newspaper reports and other information. He also included an analysis of homicide among a number of other tribal groups in Uganda.

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Published 29 December 2013
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CRIMINALHOMICIDEINUGANDA
CRIMINALHOMICIDEINUGANDA
A Sociological study of violent deaths in Ankole, Kigezi and Toro Districts of Western Uganda
Mwene Mushanga
Introduction by
Prof. Marshall B. Clinard
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T C ABLE OF ONTENT
Dedication........................................................................... Acknowledgements ............................................................. Table of Statutes ................................................................. List of Abbreviations ........................................................... Introduction by Professor Marshall B. Clinard .....................
C 1 HAPTER The People of Western Uganda ....................................... The Abanyankore ............................................................ The Abakiga ................................................................... The Abatooro .................................................................
CHAPTER2 The Nature of the Problem ............................................. Criminal Homicide in Uganda ....................................... Aggravated Assault ..........................................................
CHAPTER3 Sex and Age in Criminal Homicide ................................ Sex of Offender .............................................................. Sex of Victim .................................................................. Age of Offender ............................................................. Age of Victim .................................................................
C 4 HAPTER Weapons and Methods of Inflicting Death ...................... Methods of Killing without Weapons ..............................
CHAPTER5 The Victim-Offender Relationship .................................. Primary Group ............................................................... Secondary Group ............................................................
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7 8 13 18
25 28 35
39 42 48 52 54
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Tertiary Group ................................................................ The Rest ........................................................................
93 95
CHAPTER6 Motive in Criminal Homicide ........................................ 97 Interpersonal Relationships ............................................. 97 Domestic Altercations ..................................................... 101 Provocation .................................................................... 105 Victimology .................................................................... 107 Robbery with Aggravation ............................................. 109 Mental Disorders ............................................................ 112 Sex and Criminal Homicide ........................................... 115 Infanticide ...................................................................... 120 Bridewealth .................................................................... 123 Dispute over Land and Property ...................................... 125 Witchcraft and Magic ..................................................... 127
CHAPTER7 Alcohol and Criminal Homicide ..................................... 129 Alcohol and Violence ...................................................... 129 Etereko ........................................................................... 131 Drinking in Toro ............................................................. 133 Intoxication as a Defence ................................................ 135
CHAPTER8 Adjudication ................................................................... 141 Historical Perspective ...................................................... 141 Apprehension of Offenders ............................................. 143 The Police ...................................................................... 145 Treatment in General ...................................................... 148 Imprisonment ................................................................. 152
Mwene Mushanga
Table of Content
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C 9 HAPTER Rwenzururu Movement ................................................. 159 Historical Perspective ...................................................... 159 Mass Murders ................................................................. 165
C 10 HAPTER Summary, Conclusion and Suggestions for the Future ..... 169 Suggestions for Research ................................................ 176 Bibliography ....................................................................... 179 Appendix I Table of Homicide Cases from Ankole ........... 183 Appendix II Table of Homicide Cases from Kigezi ............ 199 Appendix III Table of Homicide Cases from Toro ............... 215 Appendix IV Table of Homicide Cases from Extra Sample . 230 Index of Names .................................................................. 255 Index of Subjects ................................................................ 257
D EDICATION
This book is dedicated to my father Andereya Mushanga Mwene Nku One of the greatest advocates of higher education