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The Dynamics of Gang Criminality and Corruption in Nigeria Universities: A Time Series Analysis

Kingston, Kato Gogo (2010): The Dynamics of Gang Criminality and Corruption in Nigeria Universities: A Time Series Analysis. Published in: African Journal of Law and Criminology , Vol. 1, No. 1 (2. February 2011): pp. 52-63.

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Abstract

This study contributes to the understanding of the causal relationship between gang culture, criminality and corruption in Nigeria universities where both criminality and corruption are very high complementary variables. Writers on gang culture in Nigeria universities have largely omitted the empirical evaluation of the causal relationship between gang criminality and corruption. This study adopts the time-series models of Granger (1969) to investigate and explain the causality relationship of the variables. Using five years data (2005-2009) from 37 Universities across 36 States of Nigeria and Abuja, the federal capital territory; the results suggest that there is existence of reciprocal relationship between university gang culture, criminality and corruption. The results suggest that there is bi-directional causality relationship flowing between gang criminality and corruption in the universities.

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