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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Harriott, Anthony
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Crime and Violence in the Tourism Sector: Perception and Reality
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Hall, Kenneth O.; Holding Rheima
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Tourism: The driver of change in the Jamaican economy
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Kingston,Jamaica
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Ian Randle Publishers
Date of Publication
2006
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257-276
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Abstract
The relationship between development and crime has attracted considerable attention and generated voluminous literature. The impact of crime on development has however just begun to interest researchers and policy makers in Jamaica. The crime problem may be viewed as not just the outcome of its developmental project but also as a determinant of aspects of this project. The latter issue is, for example, reflected in a new debate on the cost of crime. The outcome of this debate has considerable implications for public policy, in particualr, the weighting to be given investments in policing and improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system on one hand, compared with social crime prevention on the other. Tourism may be viewed as an important site of this problem. While the existing literature suggests that crime has had negligible impact on visitor arrivals, it also reports very negative risk perceptions that are not in keeping with the objective indicators of the risk of visitor victimization and discusses possible responses to it.....
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