THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATION OF FEMALE CRIMINALITY IN NIGERIA [A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA PRISON]

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ABSTRACT
The general objective of the study was to describe the extent and type of female involvement in crime and analyse the type of crimes in which women have been most visible. A total of 23 questionnaires were distributed to respondents (inmates.) The location of the study was Kaduna State. The units of response were the female inmates in Kaduna prisons. This was because the female inmates were in a better position to furnish the researcher with the information needed on the socio-economic correlation of female criminality in Nigeria. The result of the study showed that women in Kaduna state committed crimes traditionally attributed to women in the literature, such as stealing and fighting. There were indications that women were getting involved in traditional male crimes such as armed robbery and attempted murder and some actually committed murder. The findings showed that even though female criminality was on the increase, a comparison of the ender distribution of prisoners showed that they were very much underrepresented in the criminal population of the state.

TABLE OF CONTENTS  
Title page - - - - - - - - - - i
Declaration - - - - - - - - - ii
Certification - - - - - - - - - iii
Dedication - - - - - - - - - - iv
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - v
Abstract - - - - - - - - - - vii
Table of Contents - - - - - - - -      viii
List of Tables - - - - - - - - - x

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction - - - - - - - - 1
1.1 Statement of the problem - - - - - - 2
1.2 Growth of female criminality - - - - - 3
1.3 Objectives of the study - - - - - - - 5
1.4 significance of the study - - -- - - - 5

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 General overview - - - - - - - 7
2.1 Perception of crime - - - - - - - 7
2.2 Gender and criminality - - -- - - - 10
2.3 Growth in female crime - - - - - - 11
2.4 Theoretical framework- - - -- - - - 13
2.5 Appraisal of literature reviewed - - - - - 24

CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research location - - - - - - - 27
3.2 Method of data collection - - - - - - 27
3.4 The population and the sample - - - - - 27
3.5 Problems encountered - - - - - - 28
3.6 Limitations of the study - - - - - - 29

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
4.0 Introduction- - - - - - - - - 30

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMEDATION
5.1 Summary - - - - - - - - - 44
5.2 Conclusion - - - - - - - - - 47
5.3 Recommendations - - - - - - - 48
Bibliography - - - - - - - - 50
Questionnaire - - - - - - - - - 52
 
LIST OF TABLES
Table 4.1: shows respondents’ demographic data - - - 31
Table 4.2: showing occupational background of respondents - 33
Table 4.3: showing individuals responsible for the 
inmate’s upbringing. - - - - - - - 35
Table 4.4: showing whether the inmates depended on their 
family for sustenance. - - - - - - - 35
Table 4.5: showing whether inmates were employed in a
 formal sector - - - - - - - - 36
Table 4.6: inmate income per month - - - - - 37
Table 4.7: showing types of offences committed by the inmates - 38
Table 4.8: showing factors that influenced the inmates - - 39
Table 4.9: year of imprisonment - - - - - - - 40
Table 4.10: showing the criminal status of the prison inmates - 41
Table 4.11: showing whether the inmates regretted their actions 42

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APA

Solomon, K (2018). THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATION OF FEMALE CRIMINALITY IN NIGERIA [A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA PRISON]. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-socio-economic-correlation-of-female-criminality-in-nigeria-4811

MLA 8th

Kings, Solomon. "THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATION OF FEMALE CRIMINALITY IN NIGERIA [A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA PRISON]" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-socio-economic-correlation-of-female-criminality-in-nigeria-4811 . Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Kings, Solomon. "THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATION OF FEMALE CRIMINALITY IN NIGERIA [A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA PRISON]". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 23 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-socio-economic-correlation-of-female-criminality-in-nigeria-4811 >.

Chicago

Kings, Solomon. "THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATION OF FEMALE CRIMINALITY IN NIGERIA [A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA PRISON]" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed April 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-socio-economic-correlation-of-female-criminality-in-nigeria-4811