Organised Crimes In A Globalised World: Implications For Social Studies Education

Enu Donald Bette, Odey Clarence Odey

Abstract


Globalisation has compressed the entire universe into a global village. For actions and events in a given region trigger consequences and reactions in distant climes. The world has indeed been thrown into a global state of insecurity occasioned by the perpetration of organised crimes aided by technological advancement. The rate of renewed militancy in the Niger-Delta by the avengers groups and sustained terrorist attacks in Europe and across the globe have, more than ever before, thrown the world into a state of security uncertainty. The situation is enough to challenge social educators to take responsibility of radically spearheading moral and values reorientation at the basic level of education that will ensure the inculcation of values of love and peaceful coexistence.Data for the study was sourced from secondary materials. The study was carried out with a descriptive design. The authors in this paper are of the view that a properly-articulated Social Studies education programme with a sound pedagogical delivery method could be a potent instrument to reduce the menace of organised crimes especially kidnapping and militancy/terrorism across the globe.The study was anchored on the rational decision theory of crime.


Keywords


Organised Crimes, Globalisation, Insecurity, Social Studies Education, Curriculum.

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