Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Government
The Jamaican Crime Problem: Taking a New Turn and presenting New Challenges
Date of Publication
Earlier version delivered at REDES 2002, Defence and Security Challenges in the 21st Century: Continuity or Change?, Brazil, August 7-10, 2002.
Critically assesses the problem of crime and its impact on the Jamaican society. Notes that incidents such as the one which took place in July 2001 between gunmen and criminals hint at profound changes in Jamaica's security situation, and that since the mid- 1960s the pattern of high rates of violent crime has grown progressively worse. Analyses the culture of violence as constituting numerous features which are all interrelated and tend to reinforce each other as elements of a larger process. Concludes by making suggestions to manage the crime problem in the interest of the citizens of the country.....