Victims' experiences of crime and complaint avenues for reporting police misconduct in Nigeria

Ike, T.J. and Jidong, D.E. ORCID: 0000-0001-5034-0335, 2022. Victims' experiences of crime and complaint avenues for reporting police misconduct in Nigeria. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. ISSN 1833-5330 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Police-public relations and accountability are issues of global concern. This study makes an original and significant contribution to police policy, practice and programs designed to encourage confidence in the police by exploring victims' experiences of crime, police responses and avenues for channelling complaints following police misconduct. An interpretative phenomenological analysis and semi-structured interview were adopted to collate data from 24 male and female participants comprising both victims of crime and non-crime but with direct experiences of perceived police misconduct from Delta state, Nigeria. The analysis finds perceived fear, lack of trust and limited awareness of redress avenues following police misconduct. The study recommends a legal education-informed cognitive behavioural therapy on the available complaints channel to improve public confidence in the Nigerian police.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Creators: Ike, T.J. and Jidong, D.E.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 17 November 2022
ISSN: 1833-5330
Identifiers:
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10.1080/18335330.2022.2150091DOI
1620293Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 22 Nov 2022 10:18
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 10:18
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/47465

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