Lagos and the invention of juvenile delinquency in Nigeria

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Fourchard, Laurent;
(2006)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S0021853705001660
  • Subject: [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science | Nigeria | Jeune | Politique urbaine | Delinquency | Délinquance | Urban policy | Lagos | Crime | [SHS.HIST]Humanities and Social Sciences/History | Youth

International audience; in the 1920s Nigerian newspapers began to report pickpocketing and prostitution by young people. Until the appointment, in 1941, of the first Social Welfare Officer, this was largely ignored by the administration. Then two processes were implemen... View more
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    a Rough estimate from Alvan Millson, ' The Yorubas country, West Africa ', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 13 (1891), 583.

    b Rough estimate for 1824 from D. Denham, H. Clapperton and N. Oudney, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824 (London, 1828).

    Sources : Mabogunje, Urbanization, 327-9, Eva Krapf-Askari, Yoruba Towns and Cities : An Enquiry into the Nature of Urban Social Phenomena (Oxford, 1969), 35.

    10 Akin Mabogunje, Urbanisation in Nigeria (New York, 1968), 259.

    11 In 1914 the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria was amalgamated with the Southern Protectorate to form Nigeria with Lagos as capital.

    12 Pauline H. Baker, Urbanization and Political Change: The Politics of Lagos, 1917-1967 (Berkeley, 1974), 32; Margaret Peil, Lagos: The City Is the People (London, 1991), 19.

    13 Ayodeji Olukoju, 'Population pressure, housing and sanitation in West Africa's premier port-city: Lagos, 1900-1939 ', Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, 15 (1993), 92-3.

    14 Olukoju, 'Population ', 93; Mabogunje, Urbanisation, 264.

    15 Mabogunje, Urbanisation, 261.

    16 Ibid. 265. 17 Baker, Urbanization, 40; Peil, Lagos, 22.

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