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The Political Economy Of School Violence In Trinidad: Towards A Caribbean Theory Of Youth Crime

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This chapter investigates the experiences of students in the junior secondary school (JSS) system in Trinidad and enquires into their perceptions/experiences of the root causes, consequences and outcomes of youth engagement in violence. Among other things, the chapter analyzes a poverty complex that involves low levels of material resources, parental flirtation with illicit drugs, parental neglect, and physical, verbal and sexual abuse of children in the home. These factors are associated with strong, negative emotional responses from children and the presence of a hidden school curriculum. Under these circumstances and in the context of an increasingly robust market economy, youth violence has become rampant. The chapter concludes with some social policy recommendations based on collaboration with stakeholders in the interest of addressing the root problems exposed by the research.

Keywords: Caribbean theory of youth crime; political economy; school violence; sexual abuse; Trinidad



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