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Gangs in the Caribbean free pdf For decades, gangs have been emerging across the globe, disrupting citizen security, the rule of law, health and education, and local economies. The Caribbean, like many other regions, has a significant gang problem. Unfortunately, however, there has been limited academic attention given to the issue. Gangs in the Caribbean is intended fill this gap by providing sound research conducted by leading Caribbean criminologists that encourages thoughtful and data driven discussions between researchers and policymakers. The book is broken into two sections. Section one focuses on the scope and nature of the Caribbean gang problem. It not only provides a cutting edge description of the CaribbeanAEs gang problem but it also details differences between organized crime groups and street gangs, and how these differences impact the types of problems that communities face. Section two focuses on policies and programmes that have been designed and implemented to respond to Caribbean gangs, as well as what we have learned about them in terms of their effectiveness and unintended consequences. In doing so Gangs in the Caribbean provides researchers, policymakers, and students with a foundation of knowledge on a core issue confronting the Caribbean and provides these readers with a clear road map for responding to gangs in the future.

About Anthony Harriott

Anthony Harriott is Professor of Political Sociology and Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security, University of the West Indies, Jamaica. His publications include Organized Crime and Politics in Jamaica: Breaking the Nexus and Police and Crime Control in Jamaica: Problems of Reforming Ex-Colonial Constabularies . Charles Katz is Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, USA.

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Author : Anthony Harriott
Publisher : University of the West Indies Press
Data Published : 28 February 2015
ISBN : 9766405077
EAN : 9789766405076
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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