NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION
COURSE CODE: CSS755
COURSE TITTLE: PATTERNS AND TRENDS OF CRIME IN NIGERIA
Time Allowed: 2hrs
INSTRUCTION: Answer 3 questions in all. Al questions carry equal marks.
1a). DISCUSS crime from sociological perspectives. (10marks)
1b). Give the advantages and disadvantagesof sociological approach to crime. (13marks)
2. Discuss in brief the following:
a) Crime Statistics 6marks
b) Critical Criminology 6marks
c) Conventional Crime 6marks
d) Victimization 5marks
3a). Who is a victim of Crime? 8marks
3b). Explain four (4) categories of crime according to Conklin 1989, Reid 1996 and
Schmalleger 2001. (15marks)
4a). Explain factors that influence Public reporting of Crime to the Police. (15 marks)
4b). Discuss the usefulness of crime statistics to society. (8 marks)
5). Critically discuss Victim Survey. (23 marks)
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