Professor P.E. Igbinovia

Professor P.E. Igbinovia

University of Benin, Nigeria

Professor of Criminology & Criminology Justice

Foundation member, Nigerian Society of Criminology (NSC).

Specialty: Police Science, Violence and Sabotage

Years of Experience: Over 30 years

Research Work:Conducts research on Crime and Delinquency, Law, Police, Courts and Social Work related issues.

Interests: Development in criminal justice policy/ Research.

NACSP Appointment: Patron of National Association of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP).

Professor Igbinovia obtained a BSc in Criminology/Criminal Justice: Northwestern Oklahoma State University (1976); M.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice: Sam Houston State University (1977); M.Sc. in Manpower and Industrial Relations: University of North Texas (1980) and M.P.A. in Public Administration: The Florida State University (1982), Diploma in Criminology: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and Ph.D in Criminology/Criminal Justice: The Florida State University (1983). He also earned Certificates/Diplomas in Police Science, Law Enforcement and Police Science and Criminology from various Universities in the United States where he came out tops in his graduating classes and was at all times in the President’s Honour roll. He is the first African to obtain a Ph.D in Pure Criminology from a School of Criminology. Professor Igbinovia obtained his first degree in a record time of less than 18 months.

He is Associate Editor, Deputy Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Consulting Editor, and member Editorial Board of numerous journals including: the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, World Police Forces Encyclopaedia, World Legal Encyclopaedia, International Journal of Adolescences and Youth, Ilorin Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Benin Journal of Social Sciences Comparative Penology, The Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology, and United Nations African Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, among others. He has written more than 100 scholarly articles in international journals & outlets of repute.

Professor Igbinovia was promoted a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 1990. He is a former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences; Member of the Governing Council of the University of Benin. Also, Dean and member of the Governing Council, College of Social and Management Sciences, Wellspring University, Benin City for the past seven (7) years. Wellspring University is being mentored by the University of Benin. He delivered the 2004 Convocation Lecture at the Ambrose Alli University and has served as Guest Lecturer in many other fora. He was for many years, Chairman of the National Universities Commission Accreditation Teams. He has lectured and worked at the highest levels at Alabama State University, Sam Houston State University, Texas Woman’s University, The Florida State University, The University of Ilorin and the University of Benin. He has also served as External Examiner to various Universities and Research Institutes here and abroad and is a Consultant to the United Nations Crime Institute (UNAFRI) and the Crime and Criminal Justice Research Centre of the University of West Indies, among others. A prolific writer, he was for many years a regular contributor to the Guardian and Concord.

Professor Igbinovia has won the following awards: “Alabama State University (1874), Department of Criminal Justice, Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 1982-1985”, American Political Science Association Grant Scholarship (1978), The Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation Scholarship (1974-1976); The Altrusa International Foundation Scholarship (1980). In addition, as a member of the Reserved Officers Training Corps of the U.S. Army, he won a Gold Medal for Marksmanship (sharp shooter) (1976).

He is recipient of many scholarly awards: Research Fellowship from Texas Woman’s University, Florida State University, the Federal Nigerian Government and the American Political Science Association, among others.

Previously, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Alabama State University, Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Ilorin. He has been a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice for 27 years at the University of Benin.

Until recently he was a Senior Research Advisor on Security and Strategy at the Shell Petroleum and Development Company [SPDC].

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