Factors influencing the Housebreaking and Burglary among the male youths in Songea Municipality, Tanzania

Mashimbi, Paul Timothy (2015) Factors influencing the Housebreaking and Burglary among the male youths in Songea Municipality, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The specific objectives of this study were: to identify the population social strata involved in burglaries and housebreaking; to identify the factors influencing the population social strata identified in burglaries and housebreaking; to identify the social roles CBO’S play in preventing crimes committed by the population social strata identified; to identify the FBOs that participate in solving the problem at stake and the means used .Two theories, Differential Association Theory of Crime (DATC) and Opportunity Theory of Crime (OTC) were used to explain the phenomenon of the social problem of the research study which was supported by empirical literatures of Karl Marx, UN-Habitat, Henry Fielding and Filbert. The researcher used both explanatory and descriptive research designs with the sample size population of 101 male youths from the five wards prone to housebreaking and burglary incidents in the Municipality of Songea namely Lizaboni ward, Town center ward, Bombambili ward, Majengo ward and Mabatini ward in terms of 24, 16, 20, 23 and 18 respondents using in depth interviewing, observation, questionnaire, focal group discussion and documentary reviewing to collect the research data for the study. The analysis and interpretation of data used both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The results of the study showed that the social problem under discussion was influenced by poor parenting, poverty, unemployment, poor region planning, ineffectiveness of the security apparatus and increased number of street children. The authorities and the community should compound their efforts and play their roles as agencies in limiting the increasing number of male youths involved in housebreaking and burglaries in the Municipality of Songea.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:54
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1158

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