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Policy brief for law enforcement and policy making agencies in Jamaica May 2018: Organized crime control in Jamaica: A small island country’s dilemma

Young, Mary Alice; Woodiwiss, Michael

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Abstract

Re-conceptualising organized crime control in Jamaica requires an evidence informed strategy which must be more suited to local conditions and variations than the present structure.

Jamaica, like other indebted countries, has reduced tariff revenues in response to trade liberalisation set by international lending institutions. By returning to tariff revenues and also reforming the domestic tax system, the Government would increase its income to better support law enforcement efforts to combat organized crime, independent of a strong U.S. influence. Although re-imposing protective tariffs would be desirable, it is unlikely to be acceptable to international lending institutions. The evidence based policy implications outlined in this brief, respond to this dilemma.

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Young, M. A., & Woodiwiss, M. (2018). Policy brief for law enforcement and policy making agencies in Jamaica May 2018: Organized crime control in Jamaica: A small island country’s dilemma

Report Type Technical Report
Publication Date May 4, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/868333
Publisher URL https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/MaryYoung

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