The Place of Women in Crime Control in Igalaland


Authors : Akoji Ocheja

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3TmGbDi

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8189351

Abstract : This paper critically examines the role of women in crime prevention in Igalaland, Nigeria. The resurgence of corrupt practices and illegal activities has become a significant issue for government bodies and institutions in the country. Official crime statistics are substantial, resulting in numerous costs such as lost lives, injuries, and property loss. The paper suggests that the reduction of crime rates in Nigeria requires a multidimensional strategy that involves various role players. Nigerian women, along with the government police service, play a crucial role in controlling and preventing crime in Igalaland. The paper uses the documentary approach and social structural theories of Trade and Durkheim to investigate the role of women in crime prevention in Igalaland. It recommends that interventions and preventions integrate a gender perspective and that education for women related to crime prevention be undertaken by city or rural governments to enhance their ability to recognize and report anti-social or criminal activities in their neighborhoods.

Keywords : Criminality, Women, Crime prevention and Igalaland.

This paper critically examines the role of women in crime prevention in Igalaland, Nigeria. The resurgence of corrupt practices and illegal activities has become a significant issue for government bodies and institutions in the country. Official crime statistics are substantial, resulting in numerous costs such as lost lives, injuries, and property loss. The paper suggests that the reduction of crime rates in Nigeria requires a multidimensional strategy that involves various role players. Nigerian women, along with the government police service, play a crucial role in controlling and preventing crime in Igalaland. The paper uses the documentary approach and social structural theories of Trade and Durkheim to investigate the role of women in crime prevention in Igalaland. It recommends that interventions and preventions integrate a gender perspective and that education for women related to crime prevention be undertaken by city or rural governments to enhance their ability to recognize and report anti-social or criminal activities in their neighborhoods.

Keywords : Criminality, Women, Crime prevention and Igalaland.

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