Broken Homes contribute largely to crime rate in our Society – Sociologist
A lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Dr. Sola Aluka has charged Parents and other key actors in the society to join hands with the government to rid the society of criminal elements.
Aluko was the guest speaker at a Programme, Common Ground, organized by the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), Ogun State Chapter on Sunday with the theme: Interrogating the Causes and Nature of Violent Crimes in Ogun State.
He stressed the need for all stakeholders to come together to safe the society from criminal elements by instilling the right values in the citizens.
The sociologist who puts the definition of crime as any infraction against the law of a state also gave the three categories of crimes as including Felonies, Misdemeanors and violations/infractions.
In his words “To reduce crime in Ogun State, Government needs to make and implement policies that will improve our societal value system.
“If we build society from family level, it will definitely change orientation of people in the area of politics, economic, education, religion and security. Most of the crime in our society is as a result of problems in families. One can trace most of the crime to effect of broken home.
“But through a robust synergy between the citizenry and the forces, mutual cooporation and protection for genuine safety of the country, crime rate will drop drastically.”
Aluko Further stated the need for the decentralization of the security architecture and give way for job creation, infrastructural facilities and respect for the rule of law to arrive at a safe society.