Date of Award

7-1-1987

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Criminal Justice Administration

First Advisor

Professor K. S. Murty

Abstract

This research attempts to measure the relationship between time and region on appeals with both criminal and civil cases in Nigeria during the period 1956 to 1965. The four regions studied include Lagos, Midwest, East and West by A.B. Kasunmu. Methodologically, this study employed the Univariate Box Jenkins Model, better known as the Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average, which is primarily a Univariate Time Series Analysis and the Analysis of Variance, which is the final statistical analysis used in this study. The major findings of this study were that: (a) the number of civil appeals permitted during the military regimes was significantly lower than those permitted during the civilian regimes; (b) the number of criminal appeals permitted during the military regimes was significantly lower than those permitted during the civilian regimes; (c) there were significant regional differences in the number of civil appeals permitted by the Supreme Court during the civilian and military regimes; and (d) there were significant regional differences in the number of criminal appeals permitted by the Supreme Court during the civilian and military regimes.

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