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Monday, June 27, 2022

Mahabir & Kinlocke on Transplanting Crime and Policing Policies

Aleem Mahabir and Robert Kinlocke (Department of Geography and Geology, The University of the West Indies, Mona and Department of Geography and Geology) have posted Cut and Paste Policing? An Assessment of Compstat’s Importation and Implementation in a Developing Country (Caribbean Journal of Criminology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 40-68 (2021)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Crime and policing policies derived from the Global North are being imported by law enforcement agencies in the Global South. It may be pertinent to question the adaptability of these policies to different development contexts that may not fall in the realm of an “ideal operational environment”. Using Compstat’s implementation by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service as a case study, the paper aims to highlight the possible issues that may arise when law enforcement agencies in the Global South attempt to replicate this Northern practice, describing some remedial measures that can be undertaken to improve Compstat’s adaptability in a Southern context.

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