YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS A STRATEGY FOR REDUCING CRIME IN NIGERIA


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS A STRATEGY FOR REDUCING CRIME IN NIGERIA

 Abstract 

This study examines youth empowerment as a strategy of reducing crime. This is with a view to establishing the level of socio-economic well-being and how the empowerment of youth can reduce crime in the society. lt highlights the factors that motivate youths to participate in organization and community development It also examines the extent to which socio-economic factors determine the outcome of people’s lives. A structured survey instrument was used in collecting data from a sample of 450 respondents for the study. Data collected were analyzed using Chi-square and t-test analysis.  The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between youth empowerment and attitude to crime involvement. The findings also revealed that there is significant relationship between male and female attitudes to crime involvement.. It is, therefore, recommended that government’s empowerment programmes should be restructured, if not re-designed, and should be centred on a “participatory approach”, There should also be greater investment in the human capital investment of youths. Besides, government should reach out to youths, regardless of their ethnic, cultural, religious, geographical or political affiliation.  

Table Of Content 

Preliminary Page(s) 

Title page 

Certification page 

Dedication 

Acknowledgement 

Abstract 

Table of content 

Chapter One 

1.0 Introduction 

1.1 Background To The Study 

1.2 Statement Of The Problem 

1.3 Objectives Of The Study 

1.4 Research Questions 1.5 Significance Of The Study 

1.6 Research Hypothesis 

1.7 Scope Of The Study 

1.8 Limitations Of The Study 

1.9 Definition Of Terms Chapter Two 

2.0 Literature Review 

2.1 Conceptual Review 

2.2 Skills Acquisition And Crime Control 

2.3 Economic Empowerment And Crime Control 

2.4 Theoretical Framework Chapter Three 

3.0 Research Methodology 

3.1 Research Design 

3.2 Sample And Sampling Technique 

3.3 Validity And Reliability Of Instrument 

3.4 Data Analysis Chapter Four 

4.0 Results And Discussion 

4.1 Results 

4.2 Discussions Chapter Five 

5.0 Conclusion And Recommendations 

5.1 Conclusion 

5.2 Recommendations Reference 

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CHAPTER ONE 1.1  Background To The Study

Youth empowerment involves build the capacity of young people and motivating them to take responsibility of their lives .This is done through the process of improving their access to resources that will help in changing their lives ,beliefs, values, and attitudes Youth empowerment  is carried out to improve the quality of lives of the youth.  Youth empowerment is attained through   youth empowerment programs conducted by non-profit organizations, government organizations, schools or private organizations. Youth empowerment programs consist of youth activism, civic engagement, democracy building.  Intergenerational equity

In ordinary language, a crime is any unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority .The act is considered a criminal offence when it is not only harmful to the individuals but to the society or community such as rape, robbery, murder, theft, vandalism, kidnapping, etc. Criminal offenses are is defined by the criminal law of every country. Many young people in crime are as a result of poverty, lack of basic education and skills, poor neighborhoods and communities and lack of parental care, and bad social influences from bad social interactions

Stakeholders involving the government, NGOs, international organizations, community associations etc need to conduct proper assessment of the conditions of the youth with a view to formulate appropriate policy and program of youth empowerment. The impact of youth empowerment is usually enormous leading to better quality of lives of the youth and total transformation of the society and community. (World Bank, 1994). The research, therefore, seeks to investigate Youth empowerment as a strategy for reducing crime in Nigeria

1.2 Statement of the Problem

Crime is any unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The act is considered a criminal offence when it is not only harmful to the individuals but to the society or community such as rape, robbery, murder, theft, vandalism, kidnapping etc. Criminal offenses are is defined by the criminal law of every country. Many young people in crime are as a result of poverty, lack of basic education and skills, poor neighborhoods and communities and lack of parental care and bad social influences from bad social interactions. Youth empowerment involve build the capacity of young people and motivating them to take responsibility of their lives. This is done through the process of improving their access to resources that will help in changing their lives ,beliefs, values, and attitudes Youth empowerment  is carried out to improve the quality of lives of the youth.

Stakeholders involving the government, NGOs, international organizations, community associations etc need to conduct proper assessment of the conditions of the youth with a view to formulate appropriate policy and program of youth empowerment. The impact of youth empowerment is usually enormous leading to a better quality of life for the youth and total transformation of the society and community. (World Bank, 1994).Therefore the problem confronting the study is to appraise Youth empowerment as a strategy for reducing crime in Nigeria

1.3 Objectives of the Study

To determine Youth empowerment as a strategy for reducing crime in Nigeria

1.4 Research Questions

What is youth empowerment?

What is the level of impact of youth empowerment on crime reduction in Nigeria

1.5 Significance of the Study

The study proffers the essence of youth empowerment as a measure to eradicating crime in Nigeria

1.6 Research Hypothesis

Ho The level of impact of youth empowerment in crime reduction in Nigeria is low

Hi The level of impact of youth empowerment in crime reduction in Nigeria is high

1.7 Scope of the Study

The study focuses on the appraisal of youth empowerment as a strategy for crime reduction in Nigeria

1.8 Limitations of the Study

The study was confronted by some constraints including logistics and geographical factors.

1.9 Definition of Terms

Youth empowerment defined

Youth empowerment involves build the capacity of young people and motivating them to take responsibility for their lives. This is done through the process of improving their access to resources that will help in changing their lives ,beliefs, values, and attitudes Youth empowerment  is carried out to improve the quality of lives of the youth. 

Crime defined

Crime is any unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The act is considered a criminal offence when it is not only harmful to the individuals but to the society or community such as rape, robbery, murder, theft, vandalism, kidnapping etc. Criminal offenses are is defined by the criminal law of every country 

 

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AS A STRATEGY FOR REDUCING CRIME IN NIGERIA



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