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A Global Approach To Crime And Violence In Jamaica


  • Peter W Jones

    (Economic Development Institute)


The problems of crime and the quality of justice have become central issues in public debate and important public policy concerns in a number of Caribbean countries. This problem is perhaps most acute in Jamaica which has acquired an unenviable reputation for having a high rate of violent crime. The Government of Jamaica and in particular the Ministry of National Security has been the recipient of many reports and studies and have made serious attempts to solve the problem in Jamaica, and although some progress has been made by various policies coming from the implementation of report recommendations, the problem still persists. This document will look at the problem from a global perspective drawing on what is happening Internationally and highlighting how countries having similar and/or identical problems have solved them, to see if Jamaica can seriously draw on their experiences to solve our burdensome problem of crime and violence.

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  • Peter W Jones, 2004. "A Global Approach To Crime And Violence In Jamaica," Development and Comp Systems 0410007, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0410007
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