international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Correlates of Crime and Education Qualification among Prison inmates in Keffi Medium Prison
Emmanuel Ezenwa Uzodinma, Patrick Nnadozie Udefuna
The results of the study indicated that level of educational qualifications were significantly associated with types of crime. As hypothesized, cross tabulating the types of crime with the level of education indicated that cases of robbery, assault and rape were more prevalent among inmates with no formal education and primary school certificate holders respectively. While Fraud and murder, however, were more prevalent amongst inmates who had secondary and tertiary education. The study adopted secondary data collection method. The data collection instrument for this study was verbal interview and the Prisoners’ Criminal Records (PCR) that contains the official information of inmates in the facility. The sample comprised 500 inmates who were randomly selected from the PCR. The results of the Chi square analysis showed that education qualifications have significant statistical correlation with types of crime.