Jamaica is an English-speaking country located in the Caribbean Sea to the south of Cuba. Jamaica’s potential for growth and development is enormous; however, according to the World Bank Country (2003), as cited in Gilbert & Sookram (2009), measured Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth over the years...
The impact of violence in three volatile communities on students’ attendance in a selected high school in Kingston, Jamaica
The University of the West Indies, Mona.
Table of Contents
Chapter One – Introduction and background to the study….……………………….1-2
Jamaica and its Continuing Problem with Violence and Gangs
To an outsider sandy beaches, deep blue water, all inclusive resorts, and relaxing vacations are all synonymous with the Caribbean island of Jamaica. However, past all the natural beauty...
ORGANISATION OF JAMAICA
DISCUSSION PAPER FOR NATIONAL PLANNING SUMMIT
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2007
CRIME, VIOLENCE AND JUSTICE
Prepared by: CaPRI and Peter Thwaites
THE PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATION OF JAMAICA
DISCUSSION PAPER FOR NATIONAL PLANNING SUMMIT
country inflation reduces the spending power of the citizens. For the period 2002-2011 inflation in Jamaica average 11.24%, (Statistical Institute of Jamaica STATIN, 2011). Standard of living in Jamaica has been on the decline over the past decade as this can be associated with the increase in inflation...
Domestic Violence: Social Policy and Social Change.
Domestic violence is a complex social problem that has been present for centuries but has been seen as a private family matter, kept behind closed doors and ignored. In the past it was legitimate for a man to use any means to control his wife including...
1) Crime and violence are a development issue. The high rates of crime and
violence in the region have both direct effects on human welfare in the short-run
and longer run effects on economic growth and social development. Estimates
suggest that were Jamaica and Haiti to reduce their rates of homicide...
between 1996 and 2002 show significant income inequality. The extent of inequality being greater in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Grenada, Jamaica and Belize, all of which are countries with a substantial incidence of poverty. Income inequality generates social inequality and social exclusion...
vulnerability will capture the spotlight at a community forum in New York tagged 'Could dancehall be the ruination of reggae and by extension, brand Jamaica?'
Being pushed by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae music (CPR), in association with ZYNC TV, New York, the event takes place on Wednesday, March 4...
3. Please provide an organizational analysis that describes organized crime as a business enterprise. As such, please discuss the value and nature of violence within this context. How does violence, therefore, impact the nature of profitability, corruption, and the accumulation of wealth? Finally...
might have in future classrooms. Imagine the impact Mrs. G had on the students in her classroom. Discuss the violence and hate the students had towards each other. The impact Mrs. G had on her students was amazing. She fought against the board of education and did anything possible for her students....
orientation is handled in the eyes of the law versus that of societies in the Caribbean region. In all regions of the Caribbean, people experience violence and discrimination because of their sexual orientation. In many cases, even the thought of homosexual identity puts people at risk. Repercussion for...
How much impact did youth culture have on society in the years 1955-75?
This particular period of time was very significant in terms of general changes in society given the post war baby boom, abolition of the death penalty, improved reproduction rights for women, peaks in the number of university...
”Those who get lost on the way to school
Will never find their way through life”
This is a famous quote about the school life. It is considered to be...
In the above definition of violence ("the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation)...
Impact of violence on Jamaican society
The devastating impact of widespread violence on social order has been widely documented. As is the case worldwide, all types of violence pose serious public health risks and exact both direct and indirect costs on society (3, 7, 8). The impact in terms of death...
The Primary Factors Contributing to Crime and Violence in Jamaica.
Jamaica is a society which has been affected by crime and violence over the past years, and is continuously been affect by this phenomenal. Crime and violence involves the intent or use of psychological and physical force or power...
External Analysis of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd To conduct an external analysis, one must evaluate three environments; the general or macro environment, the industry and the competitive environment. In this paper, we will examine NCB’s macro environment, its industry and competitive environment...
VIOLENT CRIMES CONSTITUTE one of the greatest social problems facing Jamaica at this time. Over the past two decades, Jamaica has experienced an unparalleled increased in homicides and violent assaults. Many attempts made throughout the years to reduce the number of violent crimes occurring in the...
is quickly becoming a problem; a society of high ideals and dedication to promoting peace, but with a long and harsh record of social injustice and violence; a people and country of exceptional material wealth for the many, but dire poverty for the few. These are the things of which problems are made....
The Disillusionment of Paradise
Jamaica is known as an island of paradise for many individuals around the world. The culture is rich with its long white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water as far as the eyes can see, palm trees blowing in the crisp breeze, Duns River falls, and the birth place of...
Contributing Factors To Crime And Violence In Jamaica
Jamaica is a small third world country in the Caribbean with a population of approximately 2, 709, 300 people. The country faces many problems yearly but the worst is the ever increasing crime rate. In October 2011 Jamaica was ranked 3rd in a report...
LITERATURE REVIEW – VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS
The problems of crime and the quality of justice have become central issues in public debate and
important public policy concerns in a number of Caribbean countries. This problem is perhaps
most acute in Jamaica which has acquired an unenviable reputation...
When learning what leads juveniles to violence, a lot of different factors must be examined. These factors have been classified into two broad categories: the environment juveniles grow up in and exposure to violence at an early age. After examining the causes of juvenile violence, the...
other dub genres of Jamaica music. Dancehall now reaches the main stream of Jamaica. The lyrical content has moved from the regular political and social issues to other issues such as crime and everyday life. Jamaican dancehall music has actually been blamed for the rise in Jamaican crime due to its violent...
impacted greatly on the society. This level of activity has been shown in the rise of crime and violence throughout the region. The gangs impact communities either through fear of them or by victimization from their crimes. The concept “One ring to rule them all,” from the trilogy “Lord of Rings” shows that...
Globalization and its Effect on Education and Knowledge
Globalization is the worldwide phenomena by which the world comes together to share a common view on many matters. It is growth on a global scale (Wordnet Princeton University, 2006) and it is rapidly changing the face of the world...
Dietra A. Peterson
M7A1 Project 1 Sociology 428
School violence is a many-faceted problem, which makes it difficult for anyone to truly pinpoint the specific reason that it exists. It is critical that...
G.R.E.A.T.Program: Helping the Youths.
Crime Prevention in America
G.R.E.A.T Program: Helping the Youths
There are several important reasons why society should be concerned with youth involved in gang activity. Members commit a number of serious violent offenses...
Affects of Domestic Violence on Women in Jamaica:
Empowerment the Mediating Effect
A Dissertation Prospectus
Submitted to the
Faculty of Argosy University Campus
In Partial Fulfillment of
the Requirement for the Degree of
Doctor of Education
Felix Franklin McEwan...