Gangs in the Caribbean

Gangs in the Caribbean

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443850575
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Randy Seepersad is a Criminologist and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies. Dr Seepersad received his MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge and his PhD in Criminology from the University of Toronto. He was National Author for Trinidad and Tobago for the 2012 United Nations Development Programme's Caribbean Human Development Report, and co-author of the 2006 and 2012 Jamaica National Crime Victimization Surveys as well as the 2011 Capacity Assessment of Forensic Laboratories in CARICOM Member States. Dr Seepersad's research interests include economic deprivation and crime, youth violence and delinquency, and criminal gangs. Ann Marie Bissessar is Professor of Public Management. She attained her PhD in Government with a specialization in Public Administration from the University of the West Indies and is the author of more than 60 journal articles and working papers and is the author/editor of over 15 books. Her research interests include money laundering and anti-corruption.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xii

Section 1 Understanding Gangs and Violence in the Caribbean

Chapter 1 Crime in the Caribbean Randy Seepersad 2

Chapter 2 The Rise of Gang Violence in the Caribbean Sheridan Hill 36

Chapter 3 "Dons," So-called "Community Leaders" and the Emergence of "Un-Civil" Society in the Caribbean Clifford Griffin Rajesh Persad 80

Chapter 4 Paradise Lost: Gangs and Gang Violence in St. Kitts and Nevis Janice Joseph 114

Chapter 5 The Nexus between Structural Adjustment and the Emergence of Gangs: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago Ann Marie Bissessar 131

Chapter 6 White-Collar Crime in Trinidad Dylan Kerrigan Ninnala Sookoo 150

Chapter 7 A Gang Leader through the Eyes of His Mother Simon Alexis 175

Chapter 8 Girls and Gangs in Trinidad: An Exploratory Study Wendell C. Wallace 195

Section 2 Interventions and Policy

Chapter 9 Gangs in Central America: An Essay on Evolution and Changing Dynamics Anthony T. Bryan 220

Chapter 10 The Usefulness and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding in Reducing Group-Led Violence Tank Weekes 244

Chapter 11 The Impact of Mediation on Truce with Rival Gangs of East Port of Spain Kathy-Ann Felix-John Dianne Williams 261

Contributors 286

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