Approaches to Crime Control in Public Universities: A Case Study of South-South Geo-political Zone of Nigeria


  • Catherine Kaning Agbongiasede Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Educational Foundation Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria



crime control, public universities, drug abuse, cultism, South-South Nigeria


Crime control is a critical component of ensuring a safe and secure environment, especially in public universities. As institutions of higher learning, public universities in Nigeria's South-South Geopolitical Zone are not immune to crime-related concerns that might impede access to excellent education. To successfully address these concerns, numerous crime control strategies have been devised and implemented. The purpose of this study is to examine and assess these approaches, taking into account their success and consequences for public university campuses in Nigeria's South-South geopolitical zone. The study aims at making a critical analysis of the crimes that occur in universities in south-south Nigeria. The objectives are to; find out the various types of crimes committed in public universities in South-South Geo-political zone of Nigeria and also to determine the strategies used in controlling crimes for sustainable development in public Universities in South-South Geo-political zone of Nigeria. The study looked at the concept of crime, crimes in universities, types of crime, causes of crime, consequences of crime and approaches to crime control. The instrument for data collection was a researcher designed 65-item questionnaire. The questionnaire was used to measure the relationship between policing and crime control in the universities in South-South Geo-political zone. The study concludes that, the ways various crimes committed could be controlled in the Universities in South-South Geo-political zone of Nigeria were warning against Alcoholism, punishing the misuse/unauthorized use of university documents, reporting illegal possession of fire arms, discouraging violent demonstrations and prosecuting armed robbers. Hence, the study recommends that surveillance cameras are a good start to ensuring that all activities are watched as this will deter perpetrators of crime from even thinking of committing a criminal act within the institution.





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How to Cite

Agbongiasede, C. K. (2024). Approaches to Crime Control in Public Universities: A Case Study of South-South Geo-political Zone of Nigeria. American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research, 5(3), 1–32.