• The Resilience of Indigenous Law in Alaska and the New States of Africa South of the Sahara

      Opolot, James S. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1981-03)
      Comparative analysis of not only criminal justice administration, but also efforts to modify existing legal systems, are informative to the extent that they allow readers to broaden their perspectives and to learn lessons from other countries. This paper seeks to elaborate on this statement by comparison of the ways in which customary law in Alaska and the young nations of sub-Saharan Africa has been become living law, that is, law which dominates life itself even though it has not been written into the official law of the state.