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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 2 NO 2, JUNE, 2004

THE SOCIO-DYNAMICS OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES (PROSTITUTION) AS AN INDUCED ALTERNATIVE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED MIGRANT IN PORT HARCOURT

BY

ONYIGE, CHIOMA DAISY
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
CRIMINOLOGY, POLICE AFFAIR AND SOCIALWORK
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

ABSTRACT
The article as a venture assessment study focuses on finding out the causal explanation of the problem of unemployment and female prostitution in Nigeria, using Port Harcourt city as the case study.
The development strategy for Nigeria is predominantly urban oriented. Migrants move to the city because of economic and social reason. Studies have shown that a person may resort to victimless crimes such as prostitution because of economic reasons, despite the negative side effects associated with the profession.
The unemployment problem in Nigeria needs to be addressed so as to ameliorate the social problems associated with it.

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