The Partnership Between the Public and Private Security Companies on Policing in Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Without criminal acts, there will be no policing and enforcement mechanisms in our society. It is therefore important to say that crime and criminality lubricate the management of social disorders and social institutions including families, schools, governments, commercial, and private institutions. The study aims to examine the role of private and public sectors in policing and crime control in Lagos State, a case study of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, zone 2, Onikan Police Command, Lagos State and Sheriff Deputies Limited, Lagos. The main purpose of this study is to examine the definition and background, benefits of partnerships, role of private and public security companies in policing, relevance and adequacy of crime control in Lagos state. The study adopts the partnership theory. Survey method was used to gather information from respondents concerning their opinions on the partnership between the public and private security companies on policing in Nigeria. The questionnaire was self-administered to one hundred and fifty (150) respondents who responded effectively and accurately for the purpose of this analysis. The sampling was done randomly such that the respondents shall cut across the staff of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Zone 2 command and Sheriff Deputies Limited, Lagos.  To analyse the data collected from the respondents, simple frequency distribution and percentage was used while Chi-square was used to test the hypothesis. Frequency counts to assess the role of the private and Nigeria Police Force in crime control in Lagos State, against Strongly Agree, Agree, Undecided, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree (5-point Liker Scale) would be made and counted to percentages to present the overall picture of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (zone 2 command) activities and Sheriff Deputies Limited. The results revealed that public and private security sectors are two phenomena that shape each other either negatively or positively. This is so because the better the criminals become in their techniques, the greater the effort of the Police and private sectors to outsmart them in their dastard acts. The study therefore recommends partnership between the private and public security companies on policing in Nigeria.

KEYWORD

Partnership, Anti-Robbery, Private Security, Public Security and Policing.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title      page

DeclarationI

CertificationII

DedicationIII

AcknowledgementIV

Abstract V

Table of contentVI

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction1

Background of the study1

Statement of the research problem3

1.4Objective of the study4

1.5Research questions4

1.6Research hypothesis5

1.7Justification of the study5

1.8Scope of the study5

1.9Limitations of the study 6

1.10Definition of terms6

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1Introduction 8

2.2Definition of crime?9

2.3What is policing?11

2.4Public and Private sector in combating crime11

2.4.1Private and Public: Definitions and Background11

2.4.2Benefit of Public and Private Security partnership12

2.4.3The roles of the private sector and Nigeria Police13

2.5Crime control15

2.6Risk management15

2.7The effects of crime on the society16

2.8Theoretical framework17

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1Introduction21

3.2Research design21

Sources of data collection21

Population of the study22

Sampling size22

Sampling techniques22

Data collection instrument23

Administration of data collection instrument23

Method of data analysis24

Limitations of the methodology25

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSIS PRESENTATION

 Introduction26

 Analysis of respondents’ characteristics and classifications26

 Analysis of research questions29

 Test of hypothesis42

 Discussion of the findings48

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1Summary of the findings49

5.2Conclusion 50

5.3Recommendations50

References52

Appendix

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APA

Kolawole, S. (2018). The Partnership Between the Public and Private Security Companies on Policing in Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-partnership-between-the-public-and-private-security-companies-on-policing-in-nigeria

MLA 8th

Kolawole, Sodiq "The Partnership Between the Public and Private Security Companies on Policing in Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-partnership-between-the-public-and-private-security-companies-on-policing-in-nigeria. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

Kolawole, Sodiq . "The Partnership Between the Public and Private Security Companies on Policing in Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2018. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-partnership-between-the-public-and-private-security-companies-on-policing-in-nigeria >.

Chicago

Kolawole, Sodiq . "The Partnership Between the Public and Private Security Companies on Policing in Nigeria" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-partnership-between-the-public-and-private-security-companies-on-policing-in-nigeria