Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435

+44 1285300058

Okunola Oludare Victor

Department of Criminologyand Security Studies Faculty of Arts, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Crime is Inevitable but Police is not friendly: Exploring the Public Perception of Police on Crime Prevention and Management in Lagos State, Nigeria
    Author(s): Okunola Oludare Victor

    In recent times, lingering crime situations in Nigeria have becomes a source of concern among people in the country. Apparently, this has been attributed to ineffective prevention and management of crime activities by the Nigerian police force, which has generated distrust from the public, and sourcing of alternative indigenous security outfit for protection of lives and properties. The study explores the factors responsible for the perception of the public about police on crime prevention and management in Nigeria. It also examines the level of trust members of the public have on the effectiveness of the police force, and assesses the government efforts towards policepublic friendly relationship in Nigeria. Social constructivism and Karl Marx Conflict theories were employed for the study. Descriptive research design was adopted, which uses in-depth interview guide to gathered informa.. Read More»

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