Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Understanding crime in Jamaica :new challenges for public policy
9789766401443
9766401446
239 pages
Political Science
Crime - Jamaica.
Crime prevention - Jamaica.
Crime - Political aspects - Jamaica.
Crime - Economic aspects - Jamaica.
Women - Crimes against - Jamaica.
Tourists - Crimes against - Jamaica.
Contents6
Acknowledgements8
Overview10
1 The Jamaican Crime Problem22
2 Badness-Honour34
3 The Historical Roots of Violence in Jamaica70
4 Garrison Politics and Criminality in Jamaica84
5 Social Identities and the Escalation of Homicidal Violence in Jamaica110
6 From the Footnotes and into the Text134
7 The Impact of Crime on Tourist Arrivals in Jamaica154
8 Perceptions of Crime and Safety among Tourists Visiting the Caribbean178
9 Tourist Harassment198
10 Crime and Public Policy in Jamaica218
Contributors260