Research ‘causes of crime’
FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE and Attorney General Sir David Simmons does not believe hanging will help to reduce the level of crime in Barbados.
Instead, he has called for a scientific study to be conducted and for policies to be drafted based on the results.
“Throughout the Caribbean there are certain similarities. The crime in the region is at an all-time high. Countries which never really had any serious crime to speak of are now reporting high levels of crime and creating fear among the community.
“We have clearly to continue research into the causes of crime. You can’t deal with it in a knee-jerk way. Crime is a social phenomenon that requires study just like AIDS and the economy.” (RB)
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