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

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  • Kingston, Kato Gogo
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    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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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28607.

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    Date of creation: 07 Oct 2010
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    Publication status: Published in African Journal of Law and Criminology 1.1(2011): pp. 52-63
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28607

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    Keywords: Gang; Corruption; University; Nigeria; Education; Time Series; Criminality; Granger; Unit root; Causal link.;

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