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Transformation and crime: post disaster Montserrat

Hagley-Dickinson, L. (2010) Transformation and crime: post disaster Montserrat. Paper presented to: 6th North/South Irish Criminology Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 21-22 June 2010. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: Montserrat’s criminal justice is not unique in its jurisprudence, it is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. What is unique is its evolution particularly since a major volcanic eruption in 1995 devastated the island. Since then how its criminal systems have adjusted to a weird and dynamic population immigration and emigration, the socio-economic effects and strange nuisances in criminal behaviour warrants some description and analysis. This paper presents as a backdrop the socio economic and criminal justice legislation of crime and punishment. Crime statistics are examined and the systems that are in place to address crime is analysed. The data is generated from interviews with current criminal justice practitioners working on the island and forms an influential model of crime post a major disaster, a phenomenon which is not a rarity in our modern global society, yet little examined in criminology.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crime, disaster, criminal justice, legislation of crime and punishment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7231 Criminal justice administration
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV6001 Criminology > HV6774 Crimes and criminal classes > HV6851.C75 Caribbean
Creators: Hagley-Dickinson, Lystra
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies
Date: 21 June 2010
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: 6th North/South Irish Criminology Conference
Event Dates: 21-22 June 2010
Event Location: University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished

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