Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Shared Semantic Structures for Automobile Brands among U.S. Residents

This research utilizes implementation of classic methods for systematic data collection using the medium of the Internet to investigate the idea of culture as a shared cognitive semantic structure. We used the material domain of automobile manufacturer brand names to investigate our intuition that a shared understanding exists within the American culture and is pervasive across a diversity of demographic groups. Semantic structure information for 48 automobile manufacturer brand names ...

THE ROLE OF POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN COMBATING CRIME IN IKEJA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDYAll over the world, the importance and relevance of the police institution have been acknowledged. The acknowledgement is predicated on the need of community interest in terms of rights, duties and obligations which are different facts of the contractual nature of the human society (Smah, 2012; Zems, 2013). The police of the community are a beacon of hope and pride at any point in time. They owe the duty to protect the territorial integrity ...

Perception of Student on Boko Haram Activities in Nigeria. (case study of university of ibadan).

Boko-Haram is a local militia insurgent group hence; their activities have grown to be recognized as a TERRORIST GROUP.  Boko Haram has its origin in the activities of their late leader “Yusuf”, a secondary school drop-out who later went to Chad and Niger Republic to study Quran. While in these two countries, he developed radical views against westernization andmodernization just like the Maitatsine. Back here in Nigeria after his study, Yusuf established in 2001 what is today known as...

Corruption - Implications to Sustainable Economic Growth and Consequences to Poverty Alleviation ... Nigeria

AbstractNigeria: Corruption has been identified as one of the most aggrieving concepts hampering human and economic progress in developing countries; a finding particularly relevant to the Nigerian case. Corruption exacerbates economic growth, reduces economic efficiency and development despite the availability of enormous human and natural resources in the country of investigation. The cardinal thrust of the present paper is to inquire about corruption in the Nigerian context under ap...

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