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Author(s): Majak Akech Malok Duop
The study aims to investigate the effect of institutional performance on combating crimes in the case of the South Sudan National Police Service. And examine the relationship between judiciary roles and national police performance in Juba County Police, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. However, the South Sudan National Police Service functions and performs combating crime as a way to guarantee efficient service delivery. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative research design techniques for effectiveness and accuracy during the analysis stage. The source of data was retrieved from both primary and secondary data sources to encourage comprehensiveness and inclusivity of the data. In-depth interviews, questionnaires, and observation were used in the study to collect data from participants. These methods are convenient and easy to administer. The study targeted 360 respondents, who are private legal attorneys, crime control heads, criminals, public attorneys, and men on duty. With the help of the Slovene formula for sample size determination, the researcher obtained 186 sample populations. The data was analysed with the help of the statistical package of social science (SPSS software version 16.0 with advanced Excel). Both tools are cost-effective and best for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. The study findings indicated that the socio-political order prevalent in South Sudan affects effective police performance, in addition to the fact that high levels of unemployment have made the crime situation overwhelming for the police to control effectively. The study recommends that for the police to effectively prevent and control crime, there is a need to improve police-public relations and recognize the importance of different private security organizations working side-by-side and hand in hand with the police and other government agencies of law enforcement for the public to realize harmony and peaceful co-existence. The language barrier was among the challenges that affected this study.