ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND PROACTIVE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Neighbourhood Project, Human Rights, Crime, Ethics
A crime free society has been a daunting task for the society right from the inception. Societies in the past were so preoccupied with innovating novel strategies to prevent and control activities of some societal members that go against the dictates or standard behaviour of the society. In our present day complex society, characterized by rapid socio-cultural changes, crime and its control measures seem to occupy a center stage. Crime fighting in a highly complex and democratic society is quite challenging such that several factors among which are ethics and human rights need to be considered in other to truly achieve a crime free and orderly society where democratic norms and rules of law remain paramount. It is on the foregoing that this paper becomes topical as it is set to highlight the proactive strategies in crime fighting and the ethical and human right questions involved.