Crime and Violence
UCC Executive Certificate Course
This course explores the possible causes for the high levels of crime and violence in Jamaica. It looks at the different types of crime and violence present in the country, including political violence, domestic violence, murder and hate crimes. It reviews the statistics on crime and violence and uses case studies on crime and violence. It considers factors affecting individuals and families, such as poverty, community fragmentation and lack of job opportunities as well as general factors, such as the weakness of judicial and democratic institutions, the changing nature of the drug trade and the patterns of urban residential segregation in the country.