INTEGRATED STRATEGIES OF CRIME CONTROL IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA- A STUDY OF ONITSHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE

INTEGRATED STRATEGIES OF CRIME CONTROL IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA- A STUDY OF ONITSHA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE

ABSTRACT

This study is on integrated strategies of crime control in contemporary Nigeria with Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra state as its study Area. It is prompted by the need to findout not just what the residents of the Local Government Area perceive the integrated strategies to be but what on how they effective perceive them to be. The findings of five indepth interview with the officials of the 5 key agents and institutions of crime control was triangulated with the responses of 600 randomly selected residents of the L.G.A The result of this triangulation is two folds. The first is that the integrated strategies are of crime control are in use in controlling crime in the L.G.A.  While second is that the strategies are yet to be most effective use in control crime in the L.G.A. Responses from indepth interview and 600 questionnaire are used to reach the first conclusion while chi square non-parametric statistics is used to reach the latter one. Thus the researcher is recommending that, the integration not only be passed into law but that it should be implemented in complete obedience to the teachings of Christ.