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Gangs in the Caribbean

Author: Randy Seepersad; Ann Marie Bissessar
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present volume represents the first published book on gangs in the Caribbean. The study of criminal gangs is both timely and of the utmost importance to policy and security in the region.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Seepersad; Ann Marie Bissessar
ISBN: 1443850578 9781443850575
OCLC Number: 856567138
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Section One: Understanding gangs and violence in the Caribbean. Chapter One. Crime in the Caribbean / Randy Seepersad --
Chapter Two. The rise of gang violence in the Caribbean / Sheridon Hill --
Chapter Three. "Dons", so-called "community leaders" and the emergence of "un-civil" society in the Caribbean / Clifford Griffin and Rajesh Persad --
Chapter Four. Paradise lost: Gangs and gang violence in St. Kitts and Nevis / Janice Joseph --
Chapter Five. The nexus between structured adjustment and the emergence of gangs: the case of Trinidad and Tobago / Ann Marie Bissessar --
Chapter Six. White-collar crime in Trinidad / Dylan Kerrigan and Nirmala Sookoo --
Chapter Seven. A gang leader through the eyes of his mother / Simon Alexis --
Chapter Eight. Girls and gangs in Trinidad: an exploratory study / Wendell C. Wallace. Section Two: Interventions and policy. Chapter Nine. Gangs in Central America: an essay on evolution and changing dynamics / Anthony T. Bryan --
Chapter Ten. The usefulness and effectiveness of peacebuilding in reducing group-lead violence / Tarik Weekes --
Chapter Eleven. The impact of mediation on truce with rival gangs of East Port of Spain / Kathy-Ann Felix-John and Dianne Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Randy Seepersad and Ann Marie Bissessar.

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