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Crawford-Brown, Claudette P.
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Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
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Violence and the Jamaican child 2002: The impact of violence on the Jamaican child
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Departmental seminar
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December 2002
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Abstract
Examines a wide range of social, psychological and economic factors which have contributed to the nature and , etiology of violence against children in contemporary Jamaican society. Looks at the trends in the escalation of violence against childen over a ten-year period and focuses on sexual violence, community violence, as well as the failure of the state to protect children from violence in its various forms. Examines some of the contemporary issues at the community level contributing to violence aganst children such as, the role of informal community leaders in the socialization of children, the emergence of children's involvement in gangs, and their role in the trafficking of weapons in urban inner-city communities. Recommends major policy changes in the educational and social service systems to combat this dangerous trend .....
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