Robbery in University of Botswana Hostels

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COURSE CODE: SOC 442

COURSE: DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORT WRITING

INSTRUCTOR: DR SELOLWANE

SURNAME: MBODZE

NAME: THOBEGO

STUDENT ID NO: 200604803

PROPOSAL TITLE: ROBBERY IN UB HOSTELS

THE PROPOSAL IS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULLFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF A MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE3
INTRODUCTION3
BACKGROUND STATEMENT3
STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEM4
RESEARCH OBJECTIVES5
RESEARCH SITE5
CHAPTER TWO5
LITERATURE REVIEW5
CHAPTER THREE8
METHODOLOGY8
FINDINGS9
FOCUS GROUP DISCUSION9
DOCUMENTARY SEARCH AND CONTENTS.11
KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS13
CHAPTER FIVE15
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS15
BIBLIOGRAPHY16

RESEARCH TOPIC: ROBBERY IN UB HOSTELS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

These research was carried out to provide the answers to the questions that are not answered like: what is the nature and extent of crime on the UB campus, what are the target hostels (boys or girls) of crime on campus and examine what makes them vulnerable particularly to the crime of theft, who are the key perpetrators of campus crime are, and what are the measures taken by UB management to curb the incidence of campus crime? There was a lot of missing data about the topic above, so it was very important for the research to be carried out to fill the missing information. The researcher was motivated by the fact that there was no research done in university of Botswana on robbery in UB hostels, so the motive behind was that this will be the first research done concerning UB on campus crime. Because this was the first research done there is no duplication of what is already done. The information gathered will be very helpful to the UB community and other researchers. The other important thing about this research can sensetise the UB community and staff to start coming up with more helpful strategies that can curb UB on campus robbery. The topic was targeting the student community and the social concerns that make this study useful or important is that the solutions to the crime will be reached. Furthermore it will help the student community to be aware of the robbery that can lead to loss of live and property.

BACKGROUND STATEMENT

The University of Botswana in 1964, it was a university of Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland (UBBS). It also changed to UBLS in 1966 during the independence of Botswana and Lesotho. This university was recruiting different people; staff and student from different countries. This people had different character so they had to interact and the number of staff and student was increasing each and every intake. The accommodation at Gaborone campus (UB) and Kwaluseni campuses became fully operational in 1973. University of Botswana operated separately on the 1st July 1982, and formal inauguration of the UB was on the 23rd October 1982 by his excellence sir Ketumile Masire. The UB established certain patterns of authority and specialisation, systems and rules of procedure, in order to perform its functions in orderly and effective manner. Since there was people residing on campus and the population of UB community was increasing the management introduced the security offices that can help to deal with the crime and issues that arise around the campus. There is report showing the cases from the police station that show that there crime activities in UB campus and the crime is increasing every year(). The crime rate in Botswana is also increasing and more youth are involved so this indicate that an institution like UB is growing and the population is increasing which means there is also criminal activities that are coming up.

University of Botswana has student residing on campus and off campus. Student residing on campus are crying about safety of their lives and their property that are at risk of being stolen. Student report missing property and even violence that is imposed on them...
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