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Application of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the Investigation and Trial of Herdsmen Terrorism in Nigeria

Benjamin Okorie Ajah; Ifeyinwa Angela Ajah; Cletus O. Obasi

Complexity of crimes is growing daily. In Nigeria, new wave of offenders are killing citizens and breaking most parts of the criminal codes without an efficient system to bring them to justice. This wave is herdsmen terrorism and this paper discusses how application of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will improve the Nigerian criminal justice system to accommodate the terror crimes and bring the offenders to justice. The research is underscored by the Malthusian Theory of population and data were secondarily sourced from newspaper publications, journal articles, textbooks, and technological blogs. The article recommends integration of VR and AR into the Nigerian criminal justice system and allocation of funds for training of agencies involved in the administration of justice in Nigeria.

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