Crime in Trinidad and Tobago

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GOVERNMENT AND CRIME AND SECURITY TOPIC- Crime and Security Towards a More Productive Trinidad and Tobago. Criminality is a social ill that is profoundly present in Trinidad and Tobago’s society. When examining the productivity of a nation, one can be of the view that crime has a direct as well as an indirect correlation with the levels of productivity within a country. While the government cannot be blamed for crime, they can play a chief role in its resolution. There are numerous procedures the government can implement to reduce crime and by doing this, increase the levels of productivity within the nation. These include precautionary measures, rehabilitation measures as well as reformatory measures. Crime results in a depreciation in the economy of a country. When criminal activity is rampant, the government must dish out funds to construct rehabilitation centers and replace lost/ damaged material. When an individual is arrested, the labour force of the country is enfeebled and thus results in less profits in the economy. There is a saying ‘prevention is better than cure.’ If preventative measures are taken then less strain would be put on the economy to deal with criminals. It is know that there is a lot of corruption within the governmental services such as the army, police service and judiciary. If the society must rid itself of criminals the corrupted individuals within these services must be detached. This is where the government plays a role in attempting to confiscate the positions of the officials in the system who endeavor to promote crime. This may be done by offering incentives to individuals who testify against corrupt officers. Studies done by Nasser Mustapha (2006) identifies rewarding criminals as a very effective mechanism in altering deviant behavior. By rewarding repeat offenders for little good deeds they may do for society may
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