Maguire, E.R. and Bennett, R.R. (2008). “Introduction: Special Issue on Criminal Justice Research in Trinidad and Tobago.” Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety, 13(1&2): xii-xxxiv [invited].


This article serves as an introduction to a special issue of the Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety focusing on criminal justice research in Trinidad and Tobago.  The article outlines the rationale for selecting Trinidad and Tobago as a research site, including a serious outbreak of violent crime, particularly homicide.  It then reviews the idea of evidence-based criminology and the capacity of Caribbean nations to implement ideas consistent with this perspective.  The article discusses the prospects of a truly Caribbean criminology and how that might differ from the more standard forms of criminology emerging from developed nations.  The article ends with a discussion of the future of criminal justice and criminology in the Caribbean.

Year: 2008
Language: English
Type: Journal article
Topic: Violent crime, Policing, Caribbean criminology
Methodologies: Other