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Violence, Organized and Conventional Crime, Economic Growth, Jamaica, Caribbean


This research paper examines an overview of literature on the most recent issues that are allied to crime and violence in Jamaica. They have been an issue which has affected the Caribbean as a whole but due to the islands many social and economic problems, it has shown an increase in crime and violence most noticeably in Jamaica. This issue has caused millions of people to live in fear due to the constant and never-ending crime and violence. The horrors of violence and crime has undoubtedly had a more profound and significant negative impact on the young population.  My research will focus on the aspects of violence and crime in Jamaica. This paper will also cover the general conditions in Jamaica, the organized crime and the conventional violence, and how the impact of the crime has had an effect on economic growth. My conclusion will focus on the policies which these countries have to change that will significantly reduce crime and violence and as a result will provide a better social and economic future for all of its citizens. The aim of this research is to have a broader understanding about crime and violence in Jamaica and to raise global awareness about their conditions and the humanitarian problems.

Jel Codes: A13, E71


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YAZGAN HADZIBULIC, S. (2020). JAMAICAN CRIME AND ECONOMY . JOURNAL OF LIFE ECONOMICS, 7(4), 323–330. https://doi.org/10.15637/jlecon.7.024



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