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Interrogating the Concept of ‘Community’ in Community Policing Operations in Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 25 January 2021 / Approved: 26 January 2021 / Online: 26 January 2021 (16:24:22 CET)

How to cite: Arisukwu, O.; Adebisi, T.; Igbolekwu, C.; Asamu, F. Interrogating the Concept of ‘Community’ in Community Policing Operations in Nigeria. Preprints 2021, 2021010548 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0548.v1). Arisukwu, O.; Adebisi, T.; Igbolekwu, C.; Asamu, F. Interrogating the Concept of ‘Community’ in Community Policing Operations in Nigeria. Preprints 2021, 2021010548 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0548.v1).

Abstract

Community is a veritable ingredient for social change and development in a society. The potentials of individuals and groups in the community are a great source or resource for promoting unity, development and patriotism. The general objective of this study is to examine the influence of diversity in community composition, on the operation of community policing style in Nigeria. The study adopted qualitative research approach to collect and analyze data. In-depth interview is the instrument of data collection while content analysis is the method of data analysis. The study took place in Kwara State, North central Nigeria. Twenty community leaders and youth groups heads were purposefully selected through snowball sampling method. Where this great resource or human capital is adequately galvanized by the leaders and community heads, the community becomes formidable and capable of solving her social problems together. However, these benefits of community are hampered by other socio-cultural and economic variables in its members. Community on its own cannot achieve much until members are mobilized to support and partner with government in any developmental projects.

Subject Areas

Community; Human Capital; Socio-Cultural; Mobilization; Partnership; Development

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