An in-depth investigation of sources of information used in generating security information for crime control in two Nigerian University campuses

  • Audrey Gambo Wisdom
  • Shiekuma Felix Tor
Keywords: Crime, Control, Information, Nigeria, Security, Sources, University, Campuses.

Abstract

The study investigated the sources of information used by the security personnel to generate security information for crime control at Samaru and Kongo campuses of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted using case study design. Through simple random procedure, a validated questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 290 security personnel out of 1,450, and descriptive statistics were deployed for the analysis. It was found that different types of security information are generated at the campuses, majorly through the use interview, tracking devices, gate keeping, and patrol. Based on this, recommendations were provided for improvement.

Key Words: Crime, Control, Information, Nigeria, Security, Sources, University, Campuses.

Published
2021-02-12
Section
Articles

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