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 the more developed countries. This 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, policemen, and newspaper reports and other information. He also concluded in an analysis of homicide among a number of other tribal groups in Uganda.