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Criminologist warns of more violence as protocols ease


Carlos Atwell

Criminologist warns of more violence as protocols ease
Criminologist Kim Ramsay (FILE)

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Criminologist Kim Ramsay cautions Barbadians to look out for more violent exchanges.

Her view is that there was a correlation between the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and street crime, which usually involved guns.

“Generally, Barbados is a compliant society and people have been keeping off the streets, which resulted in a reduction in street/gun violence. Gun violence is usually led by the lifestyle where some of the victims end up returning to public spaces where it is more likely they would be predisposed to now becoming victims.

“My theory is that lockdown brings people off the street but as they go out more once again there will be more of these violent exchanges as the wars and the violence will start back,” she said. (CA)

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