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fc46_lecture 21 (11-28-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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Jodi Krakower FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 21 11-28-07 Paradise Lost 2: The Caribbean Crime Problem The Extent of the Crime Problem - Comparative Overview o Worldwide upsurge of crime since the 1970s o Related to economic, political, and social changes o Narcotic trafficking is a major factor o Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest crime rates o Striking regional variation within LA and the Caribbean Colombia and Brazil are very high Peru – worst political violence o Rates do not parallel political or cultural zones PR is more in line with the Caribbean than the US (culturally it is more like the US) Barbados is more in line with the US (culturally it is more like Jamaica) - A closer look at PR o Most murders are drug related - The News is not all bad o Overall crime rates declined in the 90s from the highs of the 80s o With Important exceptions (Jamaica & Trinidad) homicide rates are generally stable o Crime rates against tourists are very low - Tourism and Crime: Aruba’s Natalie Holloway Mystery
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FOR-CULT 46 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Harvard.

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