Aminu Musa AuduUniversity of Liverpool | UoL · Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Aminu Musa Audu
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My current project is on comparative study of community policing between UK and Nigeria. I rely on qualitative approach and using individual in depth interviews and focus group discussions to access the meaning attached to the concept by the police and community stakeholders.
May 2015 - present
- University Teacher
- University Teacher in Criminology to the Overseas Immersion Program of the Singapore’s (BA (Hons) Criminology and Security Studies) University of Liverpool training Singapore police and other security personnel (Summer period of 2015 and 2016).
February 2014 - present
- Academic Tutor
- I give tutorials on social sciences, criminology/media and law, Academic Assignments and supervisions of these Academic Assignments/Research Projects as well as their Assessments to young school Year 12.
The study aimed to investigate patterns of relationships between the police and public in the UK and Nigeria. To compare and contrast the 'how' and 'why' in the relationship patterns of the two countries. The impact of the relationship patterns on crime problem in both countries.
Between Community Policing And Crime Control in Nigeria: The Final PhD(Research) Report At The University of Liverpool UK INTRODUCTION Aminu Musa Audu, a TETFUND scholar was successful in his PhD (Sociology) viva voce examination held on the 24th March, 2016. This viva voce took place at the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool. This four-year doctoral research which he designed was concerned to investigate the impact of community policing initiative overseen by the UK-Department for International Development in Nigeria. The study was conducted under the supervision of a team led by Professor Sandra Walklate, BA; M.tt.; FAcSS,(Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology), the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology, the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award winner of the British Society of Criminology for immence contribution to the development of research and scholarship in the area of sociological criminology, and the Deputy Director to the n8 Policing Research Partnership UK etc. This research was a wake up call and in response to the increase in the perceptions of crime such as armed robbery, kidnapping, insurgency, corruption, inter/intra-comunal conflict, domestic violence, fraud and the life-threatening security challenges in the country. THE DOCTORAL RESEARCH REPORT AT LIVERPOOL This research study has been described by team of examiners as: '...incredibly discussed and defended...a compelling read from start to finish...The analysis undertaken is critically engaged and directly policy relevant...'. According to the 'PhD Final Report' (12-page) as released to Aminu by the University of Liverpool: 'The thesis considers the impact of the Community Policing initiative overseen by UK-Department For International Development in 2002/3 and using a qualitative research approach seeks to assess the extent to which this innovative approach to policing has re-oriented policing... within the Nigeria Federation...The thesis provides a timely and significant insight into the current policing system in Nigeria and provides in effect all the evidence needed to support the contentions presented recently by academic commentators on the nature and characteristics surrounding policing in Nigeria. The research does however provide a very useful case study of the limitations of externally funded/directed reform programmes..The research at its most basic certainly would lead us to question the value of the UK-DFID(and all the western) intiatives and investment in police reform programmes that are overwhelmingly based on UK/US experience and structures...and which in the case of Nigeria certainly proved to be a major oversight. The thesis provides ample evidence of the potential futility of external reforms to policing where existing cultures, attitudes and experiences were always likely to undermine their implementation...It is a highly persuasive and ultimately devastating critique of current police practice which should be widely made available to western governments who seek to apply their own domestic reforms in what is a less than receptive environment...'. '...All questions put to the candidate were answered in an assured way and with completeness...He was articulate in discussing his research, willing to accept the feedback that he was offered and skilfully defended his thesis throughout...This was a confident and assured demonstration of his academic abilities and the depth of knowledge he has for his subject....Overall Aminu performed excellently throughout the viva examination, demonstrating a passion for his research and a thorough understanding of every aspect of the thesis that he has produced...The external examiner has noted the high level of originality and rareness of research of this nature that is- to the minds of both examiners-the first study of this kind to be conducted on community policing in Nigeria...High praise is offered from both examiners for conducting policing research within the international domain and for negotiating /facilitating research in complex socio-economic circumstances. This thesis offers criminological research and policing studies more generally a highly original and valuable set of analysis. The data in this thesis is rich and incredibly well researched, analysed and understood; it is a core strength of the thesis that clearly opens the door to further post-doctoral research...The external examiner has suggested that, once successfully submitted following minor modifications, that the thesis be considered for development into a published book as an advancement of knowledge in this area of policing studies...'. This was regarded as a '...Great news concerning Aminu's viva...' to the Department in Liverpool. RESEARCH AND OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY It might be of interest to note that upon invitations, this doctoral research has been previously presented by Aminu at about sixteen academic and professional meetings such as the British Sociological Association, British Society of Criminology, Polish Academy of Science Institute of Sociology and Philosophy etc. held at various times in Liverpool, Leeds, London, Paris, Nottingham, Lancaster, Warsaw and Glasgow among others. Aminu's proposal contribution to the Nov., 2013 Annual General Meeting of the American Society of Criminology has been published in its International Policing Stream. The doctoral study has been recognised and put on records as being a PhD project related to risk and uncertainty by the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool(2014). It has gained the award of Prize for the third position in the three-minutes thesis competition at the Intellectual Property Summer Conference held at the Department of Sociology University of Lancaster UK(2014). The thesis has also achieved Support Fund Award(£250.00) of the British Sociological Association for research presentation in Glasgow(2015) in view of its policy relevance, originality and impact and '...the benefits of presenting this research to the wider audience of sociologists go without saying...'. Aminu was a recepient of the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson OBE Achievement Award in recognition of his voluntary contributions to the socio-economic development of the Liverpool city region and in support of the UK International Festival for Business(2014), among numerous awards and honours. This young scholar was, at the start of this year(January, 2016) elected the Parent Governor/member to the Board of Governors of Smithdown Primary School Liverpool UK, in view of understanding that he would be a great asset to the governing team. In view of his outstanding performance and deep sense of integrity, he was selected as Delegate to the 'Guides Submit' held on the 28th April, 2016 at the University of Liverpool. In this Submit, critical decisions were made in relation to among others, the position of the Liverpool student body in the forth-coming European Union Membership Referendum in the UK. This is aside being named the Official Game Helper to the June, 2016 World Europe Coorporate Games that will be held in Liverpool. Above all, the various Annual Progress Reports and the Assessment Panels for the previous years at the University of Liverpool have indicated that Aminu's studentship was '...hugely dedicated...', '...highly professional...', '...an excellent PGR...', '...committed to the cause of the institution..' etc. As a doctoral researcher in Liverpool, he has served as Project Researcher to the Canadian Institute for Health Research-funded research, Guest Lecturer to the Kaplan International College Liverpool and Adjunct Lecturer in Policing and Security to the University of Liverpool in Singapore(BA(Hons) Criminology and Security Studies) Overseas Immersion Program, training the Singapore police and other security operatives in Liverpool. The doctoral researcher was appointed to the Visiting Panel as a Visiting Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Chester UK. Aminu graduated with Bachelor(2000) and Masters(2006) degrees in Sociology from the University of Ilorin Nigeria. He was appointed Lecturer in Sociology at Kogi State University Anyigba in 2010, having served the University previously as Administrative Officer(Senate Affairs)(2008-2010) and as an Administrative Officer to Idah Local Government Council, Kogi State where he served in the office of Director of Personnel Management, then as Head of Unit, Chairman Office/Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman (2002-2008). Prior to this, Aminu served as a Teacher with Esther Kawe Senior School Okitipupa Ondo State(2000-2001) during the one year mandatory youth service(NYSC). I implore readers to kindly share this!