Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: General Introduction
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Aim and Objectives
1.5 Scope of the Research
1.6 Research Methodology
1.7 Literature Review
1.8 Organisational Layout
CHAPTER TWO: Historical Development of the Nigeria Police Force
2.2 History and Development of the Police Force
2.3 The Organisation of the Nigeria Police -
2.4.1 The Objective of the Establishment of the Police Force
2.4.2 Vision Statement
2.4.3 Mission Statement
2.4.4 Strategy - -
2.5 Statutory Powers, Duties and Functions of Police
CHAPTER THREE: The Role of Police in Arrest and Investigation of Crime in Nigeria
3.2 Meaning of Crime -
3.3 Arrest and Investigation
3.3.1 Police Power to Make Arrest
3.3.2 Police Power to Investigate
3.4 Prevention and Detection of Crime
CHAPTER FOUR: Modern Trends and Challenges in the Administration of Justice by the Police Force
4.2 Challenges of the Nigerian Police in the Modern World
4.3 Police and the Quest for Better Services -
4.3.1 Police under the Military
4.4 Recruitment Process
4.5 Accountability to the Civil Population
4.6 Improvement of Police/Community Relations
4.7 The Nigerian Police and the Pursuit of Crime
4.8 The Quest for the establishment of State Police Force
4.8.1 Legal Implications of state Police
4.8.2 Socio-economic Implication of state Police
CHAPTER FIVE: Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Summary of Findings and Observations
5.2 Suggestions and Recommendations
5.3 Concluding Remarks
The recent upsurge in violent crimes in Nigeria has created enormous uncertainty in the security of lives and property of individuals and of social stability in general. The incidents of traditional crimes such as armed robbery, arson, drug trafficking and abuse, murder, kidnapping, rape, hired assassinations and ritual killings are examples of the most serious and violent crimes which have been on the increase in the recent past. Correspondingly, White Collar Crimes in the form of Advance Fee Fraud (popularly, known as 419), contract deals, embezzlement and mismanagement in both the public and private sectors are also on the increase. The aggregate of
the traditional crimes mostly committed by the less privileged and white collar crimes mostly committed by the highly placed call for a change in the strategies for the prevention and control of crime in Nigeria,
witnessing the emergences of dangerous trends in the nation’s social and economic well-being.
vi. Performance of such other military duties within and without
importantly so as individual rights are also fundamentally guaranteed by the same Constitution that confers powers on the police.
providing for the protection of these rights, the Police still continue to engage in their abuse from time to time.
g. The police are handicap on the following aspects: Shortage of manpower
3) To proffer practical solutions for combating crimes in Nigeria.
With the above issues, this research will serve as a viable source of information to all and sundry. First, it will benefit the police, those engaged in the administration of justice, law enforcement agencies and the court. It will also provide relevant suggestions on how best to curb the increase of crimes; it is also of immense benefit to policy makers, government officials, academicians, students and anyone interested in the peaceful co-existence of the Nigerian populace.
as the examination of statutes, Case laws, law reports, textbooks by renounced scholars. Other library materials such as journals, newspapers had been made reference to. Of course, internet sources were considered for current trends on crime detection and prevention. Encyclopedias, thesaurus and police diaries have been made reference to.
Other materials consulted include Journals of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science 1948-1960, Federal estimates 1974/1975, Journal of the International Commission of Jurists, 1959-1967. All discuss particular issues on crime and the Future in combating crime.