Justice or Injustice in Jamaica: The Social Construction of Juvenile Crime
This paper will explain and describe the social construction of criminal behaviour among low-income youth offenders who reside in underprivileged urban communities in Jamaica.
||Child Rights, Crime and Delinquency, Social Inequality
International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp.47-56.
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Chiquita D. Howard is Graduate Research Associate at the Race and Social Policy Research Center and an instructor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Howard is a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology. Her two areas of study are social inequality and crime and delinquency. Her research focus assesses cross-cultural issues of gender, race, class, crime, and community development. Howard is also enrolled in the Race and Social Policy Graduate Research Concentration, Women’s Studies Research, and International Research Certification Programs. Howard earned her Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a specialization in Urban Management from the School of Architecture and Regional Planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) in 2001. Howard earned B.A. degrees in Social Science Interdisciplinary Studies and English, with a concentration in Legal Studies, from UB in 1999.
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