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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Crime and Punishment in American Society
Most Americans in our country have been affected by crime either personally or have a close loved one who has been affected. Our politicians and government have tried to set standards to either deter crime from hapening or adequately punish those who choose...
Hate Crimes against African Americans and Homosexuals
Sociology of Violence
The purpose of this research is to explore how the social structure in America is related to the nature or extent of violent hate crimes toward African Americans and homosexuals....
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...
for example, if you are convicted of a crime.
The right to a fair trial – you have a right to a fair and public hearing if you are charged with a criminal offence and have to go to a court, or a public authority is making a decision that has a decisive impact upon your civil rights or obligations.
Domestic Violence Problems in America, Germany, Mexico, Scotland, and Iran
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence can take place...
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...
Columbine High School, April 20, 1999 was the scene of a massacre, but in the wake of this massacre America experienced an epiphany. Tragically, this was not the last we would here about crimes of a similar nature to this one (Columbine). From 1996 to 2000 an unprecedented slew...
Crime and Violence in Society
The concept of deviance in sociology is a broad one, encompassing many forms of behavior, legal and illegal, ordinary and unusual. Crime is one form of deviance, specifically, behavior that violates specific criminal laws. School violence, shootings in the workplace...
The definition of sexual violence consist of four parts, the 1st section on the definition states that the use of physical force to compel a person to engage in a sexual act against his or her will, whether or not the act is completed. The 2nd part states that the attempted or completed...
305 Crime and Society Course Material Week 1 to 5 Ashford
SOC 305 (Crime & Society)
Week 1 DQ 1 Moral Panic
After viewing the video, Gender & Crime, please...
Education, if looked at beyond its conventional boundaries, forms the very essence of all our actions. What we do is what we know and have learned, either through instructions or through observation and assimilation. When we are not making an effort to learn, our mind is always processing new information...
Eye on Violence
In today's society, violence is not only a problem, but a major concern. We tend to overlook the role that violence is playing in our schools, and how it is affecting the students learning experience. Many schools throughout the United States are surrounded with violence and crime. Six...
The vibrant history of Jamaica
Today Jamaica is very lively and exciting. People went these streets like bees from the
very first sun rays hits the street. From four in the morning, delivery trucks starts to flood the
streets. To deliver all kinds of goods that provides necessity (from newspapers...
8 March 2013
J. Coy/ENG 201
Academic Research Paper
Does media violence have an effect on the youth of America?
The argument on how much influence the media has on youth has lingered for many years. From the pages of books, comics, television, videogames, and now the internet. The...
presently faced with an alarming number of acts of violence and crime. Whatever the precise cause of the problem, the harsh consequences are that as a nation we are losing our young people, particularly to a life of crime and violence because most of our crime are being carried out by young peoples particularly...
CRJ 305 Week 5 DQ 2 Gun Violence
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According to Robinson, when we compare...
marijuana is. Although, it is illegal in Jamaica people still use it, law enforcement no longer bothers to provide consequences to the people with the drugs. So the question here is, Why not just legalize marijuana in Jamaica? The debate to legalize marijuana in Jamaica has been fought over nonstop since the...
Hate Crimes Against Gays and Lesbians
CJ490: Research Methods in Criminal Justice
Prof: Deborah Barrett
August 7, 2012
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons frequently face violence motivated by their sexuality or gender identity...
X: Non- Violence
Malcolm X, throughout his life, was one of the most influential, and quite possibly the most effective, civil rights activists of the twentieth century. Furthermore, “The Biography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley)” revealed that Malcolm X did not preach violence. He did...
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...
Hate crimes, sometimes known as bias motivated crimes, occur when a victim is targeted just because of his or her race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, age or gender. Bias motivated crimes affect entire communities and should demand high priority within schools, families and law...
Character Counts in Education
I. Building character and cultivating values in our youth demands teaching these principals to the youths that flood public classrooms. Public schools can incorporate ethics and values in subjects such as reading in language arts, history, and science...
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....
A hate crime is a criminal act in which a victim is selected. A person who commits a hate crime can come from any background and be any race. The term hate crime is meant to point out the difference of criminal behavior that is caused by prejudice. A hate crime is when a person...
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...
The Causes and Effects of Crime and Violence
Gordon Pen Community
The Causes and Effects of Crime and Violence
Gordon Pen Community
School Based Assessment
Subject: Social Studies
School: Kingston College
Waltzing with wolves - Dancehall's link to violence
published: Sunday | June 5, 2005
Ian Boyne, Contributor
THE PUBLIC'S revulsion, disgust and raging anger at the gunman-terrorist is showing no signs of let up, and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's protest succeeded in getting the...
conditions that make capital crime more likely. Violent, unjust societies are more likely to create violent citizens than societies that take seriously the struggles of their poor people and their political dissidents. If the state is violent, its people will be inclined to accept violence as a solution to social...
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...
. Does television promote crime in the community?
A certain use of technology that is a source of entertainment involving your favorite shows, favorite movies or even your favorite programmes. You sit in front of it, attaching your mind to whatever programme shows up, even though...
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
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...
Family violence is a serious crime against society. It is a crime that exists in all walks of life. Many people still believe the misconception that family violence is a personal problem that is better dealt behind the closed doors of their homes.
What they fail to realize is that...
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...
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...
Revising Moynihan's Theory on Violence in the Black Community: What Works in Reducing the Incidences of Violence in the Community?
The world we live in is in a simple word; crazy. Parents strive to work harder and offer their children a better life, but in this, they seem to forget that...
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...
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...
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...
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 main difference with the more recent group has been the time they spent at school, as research has often concluded that education has an impact on violent crime. In average, the more time you spend at school the less violent you will become. Schools don't just teach you about history or math, they...
Crime is a broad topic that cannot easily be defined or measured. To fully understand crime, one must consider a wide range of crime types such as, the characteristics of offenders and victims, the various ways that crime is defined and sources of data or information about crime in our society...
Family and Domestic Abuse and Violence
Domestic violence and abuse in the United States is taking place every moment of every day in some form by a spouse, a parent or even a sibling and it is forever increasing, in the United States alone.
The ideal family is a source of pleasure and support. However...
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...
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN AMERICA
Domestic violence remains a well-kept secret in America. It is all around us and it is estimated that 74 % of the population in the US know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence (The Allstate...
The Influences and Implications of Gang Violence o the Jamaican Society
University of Technology
Module Name: Research Methodology
Program: Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA)
Name: Ricardo Moody
ID Number: 1204863
Due Date: February 5, 2015
Tutor: Gerrard Scale
Organized Crime as most people associate it, made its appearance in the 1800’s with the Italian Mafia. It has now infatuated the world. American movies have glamorized the Mafioso life. With one of my favorite movies, The Godfather along with many others. The truth is, it is not a glamorous life at all...
the most violent nations in the world. More than three-fourths of Americans are victims of some kind of violence during their lifetimes, and more than 90 percent will witness some kind of violence” (Lauer, R.H. & Lauer, J.C., 2008). We, as Americans, are subjected to some of the most violent entertainment...
”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...
Poverty and Hungry in Jamaica
“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”- James Baldwin. When a person is living in poverty, everything they do daily seems like an accomplishment because it is...
protective factors that enhance positive adolescent development. David Sheppard and Andrew Lizotte are both prominent well-known authorities on juvenile crime, justice and prevention. Dr. Alan Lizotte is a professor at SUNY Albany specializing in statistics and quantitative research methods, patterns of firearms...
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
on Drugs and Crime is trying to decrease the amount of global production of cocaine and heroin, by increasing anti-drug trafficking efforts. The rise in trafficked drugs calls for anti-drug efforts to be intensified.
The growth of drug trafficking keeps it the number one grossing crime in the world...
and Young Adult Violence Intervention Program to teach prevention skills to reduce school and community violence.
Mission Statement: To Support, Empower, and Educate (SEE) at – risk adolescents, youth, and their families on violence prevention.
Do you see what I SEE? Violence affects everyone...
1Effects of Sex in the Media
Where do men and women, boys and girls, learn about sex? What is the impact of those influences? Throughout childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood people learn about sex from many sources, including parents, schools, friends, siblings, and media outlets such as...