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B.Sc Criminology and Security Studies

CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES bsc

Course Overview

Sociology has always endeavoured to expose students or clients to the study of social life, social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Thus, in presenting a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and security studies CRSS, the faculty is meeting the national needs on capacity building in the police, prison and private security firms. Sociology provides a rich knowledge directly concerning these institutions. It offers research techniques and contributes to institutional reforms particularly in criminology and security studies. The Programme is designed for students or clients who wish to pursue careers in police services, forensic investigations, human Rehabilitation services and security management. Thus, the graduates of this programme will be prepared to take up managerial positions in the public sector especially in; the police service, prisons and probation departments. The private sector will find the graduates useful in security management and related roles. In general, it is expected that this programme will complement and sustain the professionalisation of the police, prison and probation services in East Africa and beyond.

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Course Objectives

The main objective of the programme is to provide an indept study of social life, social causes and consequences of human behaviour. This is structured into three areas of specialised options with respective objectives:

  •  Rehabilitation and probation services.
  •  Security and disaster management.
  •  Criminal and forensic investigation.

Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University may be granted admission, the requirements are :

  • O’level Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Photograph

 

 

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  • You study online and can come to school every semester for exams.

FEE STRUCTURE

100 level  Fee Structure

180,000 Naira Tuition fee

10,000 Naira Application fee

20,000 Naira Acceptance fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 250,000 naira

 

200 level Transfer Fee structure

180,000 Naira tuition fee

10,000 Naira application fee

20,000 Naira acceptance fee

30,000 Naira transfer fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 280,000 Naira

 

Transfer final year 300 level Fee structure

180,000 Naira tuition fee

10,000 Naira application fee

20,000 Naira acceptance fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

30,000 Naira transfer fee

20,000 Naira Project supervision fee

60,000 Naira Certificate fee

20,000 Naira convocation fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 380,000 Naira

CURRICULUM

Section 1: SOCIOLOGY OF LAW

The precise moment of the emergence of Sociology of Law as a discipline is not certain, though generally put at the mid-twentieth century. You should note, however, that the application of the sociological perspective to law dates, at least, as far back as the Enlightenment period (18th century) of intellectual history when even “Sociology” as a discipline, was yet to emerge.  The perspective is clearly discernible in Montesquieu’s 1748 classic, De Vesprit des lois. This trend was also very noticeable in the works of early sociologists such as Max Weber and Emile Durkheim.

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A theory is a general explanation of a phenomenon which is presented in such a way that the major outlines of the phenomenon and the links between them are highlighted. Using such a theory as a framework, it becomes easy to explain specific manifestations of that phenomenon as instances of the generalization provided by the theory. Theories of law are therefore explanatory generalizations on features of law such as its nature, content, character, operation, purpose and so on.

At the end of this unit you should be able to:

State the basic assumptions of Consensus/Functionalist theories of law;

Name at least two proponents of Consensus theories of law; Identify theories of law that proceed from the Consensus model of society;  Critique Consensus theories of law.

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So much has been said about law in modules 1 and 2. It is time to also discuss other modes of social control which are non-legal. These non- legal sources of control are found side by side with law in every society. Usually they supplement and reinforce law in its functions but they have their own separate identity and a times may function independently of, or to even undermine law.

This module is made up of six units. In each of the units, the relation of law to one non-legal source of social control or one concept that is intrincately tied to the idea of law is examined. These are done with a view  to  giving  you  a  sociological understanding of  conformity and social control in society.

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Section 2: THE SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY (CRIMINOLOGY 200L)

You are going to be exposed to the concept of delinquency, the explanation of delinquency by many scholars and the developmental progression of antisocial behavior. You will also study the concept of juvenile delinquency and the early study of Juvenile behavior.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

 

  • define the concept of delinquency and juvenile delinquency
  • explain the various views about delinquency
  • explain the early prohibitions of juvenile behaviour.

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Child abuse, murders, domestic violence, fraud, political corruption and so on, are always the news of the day, on our local media.  Even in the newspaper reports and suspense novels always gather the best – sellers list in the world. The crimes that appeal most to the news media are those that are visible and spectacular. They have sexual or political implications and always threaten the social order.  They can be presented in a graphic – usually violent – terms and seem to be a product of individual aberrations rather than social conditions. Most people have a common sense of what crime is, but social scientists try to define crime in precise terms. By defining crime in an exact way, criminologists specify the domain of their study. The definitions of crime influence the causes of criminal behaviour that criminologist will study.

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The unit shall examine the theoretical explanations of crime and delinquency here.  In the process of understanding why people engage in criminal behaviour, solution/prediction and control of behaviour will be explore.  A theory is an explanation to the study of criminal behaviour. For example, it involves efforts to test the reality of thoughts or explanations about how variables (such as gender, family background, school, age, etc.) are related to criminal behaviour).

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

 

  • recognise differential association theory
  • recall the nine principles of Edwin Sutherland
  • compare between professional theft and differential association theory
  • discuss the relationship between white-collar crime and differential association theory.

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Section 3: METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (CSS 331)

This unit exposes you to the meaning of social research, its historical background and the step by step emergence of social research method. It will help you to have a sound knowledge of the meaning, art, science and issues of interest in social research particularly as these relate to your daily activities and encounters.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

know what social research is know the pioneers of social research and their contributions to the field historical development of and trends in social research discuss the essence and logic of social research strategies discuss the road map of why and how of social research.

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Sampling is one of the important steps in the research process. It means any procedure for selecting units of observation. It is sometimes impractical to study an entire population, a sample of the entire population is studied to infer about the true characteristic or feature of the population.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

explain what is Sampling describe steps in Sampling Process explain Sampling Functions define the population describe Sampling Bias explain Sampling Frame.

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This  unit  introduces  you  to  guidelines  on  how  to  formulate  your research questions. It exposes you further to the factors that could possibly assist you in understanding and developing your research questions. It is believed that this unit will help you have a sound knowledge on how to formulate research questions, the factors to be considered when developing the questions and types of research questions.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

define what a research question is  describe the process of formulating research questions know the sources of research ideas list and explain the characteristics of good research question differentiate between research questions and research problems.

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Section 4:HUMAN RIGHTS PROVISION INNIGERIA (CSS 432)

The various Nigerian Constitutions over the years that is the 1963, 1979 and 1999 constitutions made copious provisions for the protection of Fundamental rights of her citizens.

The essence of these rights is so that individuals might attain and achieve the desire objectives for their individual and collective existence hence a degree of freedom is required.

Fundamental rights are inalienable, because once alienated an individual becomes less human. the whole of chapter 4 of the constitution provides for fundamental human rights and in explicit terms for all and sundry and in negative terms such that it is expected for both the government and the governed to ensure it is protected and not in any way violated save for exceptions allowed by law.

  At the end of this unit one should be able to;

 

  1. List the content of Chapter 4 of the constitution.
  2. Describe how these rights affect individuals
  3. Explain the workings of these rights in Nigeria.

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One of the fundamental changes in the 1979 Constitution of Nigeria is the inclusion of a chapter on fundamental objectives and Directive principles of State Policy. According to the drafters of that constitution, Fundamental objectives means the ultimate objectives of the nation that is the hall mark of a nation whilst directive principles of State policy indicate the road map that leads to those objectives.

The philosophical foundation for the inclusion of the Fundamental objectives in the Constitution is that governments of developing countries are observed with power and its attendant affluence such that they daily disregard the very institution they ought to protect. \

At the end of this unit, you should be able to:

 

  • List all the contents of chapter 2 of the 1999 Constitution.
  • Describe the Nigeria National Ethics
  • Explain the various objectives and how they work.

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Without enforcement the aforesaid discussed rights will be a mere paper tiger and there will be no need to entrench them in the constitution. Enforcement of these rights gives life to them and section 46 of the 1999 constitution had succinctly provided for same. The procedure and manner of enforcement have also been provided.

At the end of this unit, you should be able to;

 

  • Explain the procedure for the enforcement of right in Nigeria
  • Discuss the court with jurisdiction in enforcement of rights in Nigeria – Explain the term application for leave.

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