A Sociological Analysis of Campus Crimes and Their Preventive Measures: “A Case Study of Universities in Jamshoro, Pakistan”
Keywords:Awareness, Campus Crimes, Education System, Safety, Security
The author of this article has worked on the issue of Campus Crimes from socio-legal perspectives. Crime on university campuses have existed since their founding but this got public attention in 1980s, when media spotted over some violent crimes, which occurred on several school, college, and university campuses in United States. Present study aimed to explore sociological root causes of the campus crimes and preventive measures at universities in Pakistan. Study is conducted with qualitative and quantitative approaches of data collection; moreover, adopted Krejcie & Morgan’s “Small Sample Techniques” for survey respondents. Survey study used self-designed questionnaire of .857 Cronbach’s Alpha reliability. Using SPSS, results are presented in simplest form of tables and charts. Study showed that, campus crimes could have similar causes, as to those which occur anywhere outside but their consequences are more complicated. Study will promote understanding about campus safety and security dilemma at higher educational institutions, esp. in Pakistan.