By Heather Sutton In the recent IDB publication, we set out to answer the question is crime in the Caribbean unique in some way? The answer is YES. The study, Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers (executive summary here), uses crime victimization surveys of a representative sample of the population in five Caribbean capital cities (C5). By … [Read more...] about Is Crime in the Caribbean Unique?
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, PicFreak If you ask Caribbean adults if corporal punishment is OK, 66% (65% of males and 68% of females) say yes. Of these, 91% (93% males and 89% females) admit to suffering corporal punishment as children. Of the latter only 13% (14% males and 11% females) respond by declaring corporal punishment as unacceptable. Thus, there is a … [Read more...] about It’s only spanking! Isn’t it?