Impact of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Crime Prevention  and Detection in Nigeria

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The Impact of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Crime Prevention  and Detection in Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

 Peace is necessary for the development of any society because no society can develop in the state of conflict and insecurity. Despite the fact that all society are characterized with crime, the need to prevent and control crime in the society has become necessary which lead to the establishment of both formal and informal by the society in order to control the menace of crime and help society achieved social order. The issue of safety of lives and property of the citizens in Nigeria is obviously increasing despite the presence of the formal law enforcement agencies such as the Nigerian police force. In an efforts to curtail the increase rate of crime in the country, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provide for the establishment of more security agencies such as the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in order to prevent menace of crime in the society. Against this background, this paper empirically analyze the role of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in preventing crime in Nigeria with a view assess its achievements and challenges so as to proffer more ways of enhancing its performance in crime prevention.

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