Gangs in Jamaica

Other Research
on Jamaica

 

Born Fi Dead, by Laurie Gunst

 

Review of Born Fi Dead

neither War nor Peace

CORNER AND AREA GANGS OF INNER-CITY JAMAICA

This chapter focuses on community-based territorial grops in poor areas of Kingston and Spanish-Town, known as area gangs, which have their roots in the political patronage and political violence that characterized Jamaican electoral politics in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, but which have increasingly become involved in criminal activity. Child and youth involvement in corner gangs, less organized and smaller groupings often involved in street crimes, is also investigated.

by Michael Morgensen, Viva Rio.

Report on children in organized violence in Kingston

 

 

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