by Heather Sutton, Inder Ruprah and Ricardo Sierra Most Caribbean governments now acknowledge that prevention should be used in conjunction with “tougher” crime suppression and deterrence measures. So why does prevention get so little attention and even fewer resources? There is a common misconception that crime requires urgent solutions and prevention can take too long and … [Read more...] about What Does Parenting Have to do with Crime and Violence in the Caribbean?*
October is being celebrated as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”. It’s a good time for us to reflect on issues close to home. I was pointed to an interesting article published in the New York Times entitled “Punishment or Child Abuse”. The author dealt with the topic in the context of the American society, but I want to take a few minutes to analyse it in the context of the … [Read more...] about Child Abuse: Breaking the Cycle through Public Education?