Sungi, Simeon Books

Simeon P. Sungi received his PH.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, USA; MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University, Terre Haute; LLM in International Human Rights Law from Indiana University School of Law )now Robert McKinney School of Law) in Indianapolis, Indiana and a LL.B. with honors from the Open University of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Sungi worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) before resigning to accept a fellowship from the Colom Foundation of Columbus, Mississippi. This fellowship took him to work for the Mississippi House of Representatives, in Jackson, Mississippi and in Washington D.C. He has also worked as a legal Intern at the United Nations (UN) Secretariat, Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) in New York. He has worked for Foley and Turner (now Foley and Abbott) a Law firm in Indianapolis, Indiana as an Appellate Litigation Associate. He is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the United States International University – Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. He is widely published internationally, including in domestic law and social science journals. He is a practicing lawyer, licensed to practice law in Tanzania as an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.

Dealing with International Crimes in Africa: When are Indigenous Justice Systems Better Than Criminal Trials?
2015 1-4955-0276-7
This book considers an expanded role for criminology in the study of collective violence that resulted in international crimes against humanity committed by collectivities on a communal basis. If the goal of the international criminal justice system is to foster peace and reconciliation in the aftermath of crimes against humanity, what victims of these crimes perceive as justice should trump other considerations. Dr. Sungi exposes the weakness of Western-based international adjudication in this process and provides indigenous justice alternatives as a response.