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Date Published: 
March, 2020
Lead Researcher(s): 
Diana Thorburn
Joanna Callen
Thematic Area: 

It is widely accepted that citizen security and public safety are the principal challenges threatening Jamaica’s growth and development. With support from the UK’s Department for International Development(DFID) CAPRI undertook the Transforming Citizen Security a Yaad project, and produced four reports on pertinent issues related to citizen security. The reports covered police reform, the efficacy of anti-violence interventions, the relationship between scamming, gangs, and violence, and an in-depth analysis of Jamaica’s contemporary gang dynamics.