Perception of Bounty as a Means of Trapping on-the- Run Criminal Kingpins
Keywords:Perception, Bounty, trapping on-the- Run, Criminal Kingpin
The purpose of this study is to investigate the Perception of bounty as a means of trapping on the run criminal kingpins in Nigeria. This is timely given that criminals are trying to destroy what is remaining of this country and they have over stretched the containing capacity of the law enforcement officers. Theories suggested that implosion strategy might prove right by crushing the kingpins behind every gang. This was explored in a sample of 150 law enforcement officers in Anambra state using questionnaire. Descriptive design was adopted, and chi-square was used to test the hypotheses. The results showed that targeting kingpins, bounty hunters and staking money were all perceived as helpful, effective, and acceptable means of trapping criminal kingpins. It was concluded that policy planners and makers should consider making bounty an official technique and develop it further for combating crime.