Executions, imprisonment and crime in Trinidad and Tobago

David F. Greenberg, Biko Agozino

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    Abstract

    The effect of death sentences, executions and imprisonment on crime rates in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is assessed using annual time series data from 1955 to 2005. Policy implications of the research findings are drawn, and speculations are offered as to the reasons for the recent large increase in homicide rates.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)113-140
    Number of pages28
    JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
    Volume52
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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    Keywords

    • Capital punishment
    • Death penalty
    • Deterrence
    • Homicide
    • Imprisonment
    • Trinidad and Tobago

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Social Psychology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Law

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