The Nexus Between Family Instability and Youth Crime : Evidence From Nigeria

  title={The Nexus Between Family Instability and Youth Crime : Evidence From Nigeria},
  author={B. Salawu and Ayinla Saadu Alanamu and Abdullah Muhammed and D. S. Adekeye and Muhammad Nasiru Adeoye},
  • B. Salawu, Ayinla Saadu Alanamu, +2 authors Muhammad Nasiru Adeoye
  • Published 2012
The family has been seen as the most basic unit of social organization and one that carries out vital tasks in the society. In spite of its numerous roles, its instability has negatively impacted on the socialisation of the youth and the society at large. In a completely deformed family, the degree of the risk for committing a crime is higher. The number of this kind of family is increasing in Nigeria today and the increasing crime trends among youth may be attributed to this. It is in this… CONTINUE READING

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