Entries on Criminology
This work examines why the Lower Benue Valley communities that were erstwhile at peace with themselves have now earned a reputation as an area noted for orgy of violence along the Settler-Indigene divide. In fact, the continuous struggle between groups of the zone has intensified with attendant consequences of group distrust, suspicion, antagonism and tension culminating in violent expressions. Thus, the Lower Benue area has been stigmatised as an area known for violence.
This work is a review and a critique of studies of the etiology of female crime. The main focus is on the adequacy or inadequacy of the theories and methods used by the respective authors to arrive at their conclusions. It is argued that the studies reviewed are handicapped in their explanatory power by methodological problems and that these problems derived, in part, from the inadequacies of the theoretical frameworks used in the respective studies. An attempt is made in the concluding section to suggest ways in which future studies of the etiology of female crime could improve on the explanatory power of earlier studies.
Book writing is rather a difficult task, this explains why there are very few books on very important issues in Nigeria. It is therefore commendable when the upcoming generation of scholars like Jibrin M. Waziri and Ibrahim M. Bako take it upon themselves to break the Jinx by writig a book on the subject matter of federalism in Nigeria. They depended solely on secondary sources in their analysis thereby making the book a scholarly contribution.
A lively debate exists among scholars over the impact of economic interdependence on conflict and war. Liberals have traced the ways in which rising economic linkages create national interests and political constituencies that favor stable and peaceful relations; whereas realists have noted that statesmen often ignore considerations of economic gain and loss in decisions about war and peace. Such debates have cast a critical eye on the expansive claims of “globalization theorists” who argue that the decline of super power hegemony and the rise of non-traditional security challenges such as terrorism, drug trafficking, and the environment are eroding the traditional national security orientation of nation-states.
Research shows that poor governance, illiteracy, disease and lack of political will are the major factors hindering development. Our government need act now!