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Book Chapter
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Harriott, Anthony
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
Title, Analytic
The changing social organization of crime and criminals in Jamaica
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Author, Monographic
Barrow,Christine; Reddock,Rhoda
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Caribbean sociology: Introductory readings
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Place of Publication
Kingston, Jamaica
Publisher Name
Ian Randle
Date of Publication
2001
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Page(s)
512-27
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Notes
Previously published: Caribbean Quarterly 42.2&3 (1996):61-81
Abstract
Using police records as the primary data source, the paper looks at the impact of the radical changes in the social organization of crime from the mid-1970s. There was a shift away from property crimes to violent crimes and an increase in the level of organization, social embeddedness and power of Jamaican criminal networks. Concludes that crime is now less of a direct response to economic crisis and more the direct outcome of doing business in a large and growing underground economy....
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