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NGOs involved in crime management are mop-up groups for corruption – Anthropologist

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Anthropologist and university lecturer Dr Herbert Gayle.

Anthropologist and university lecturer Dr Herbert Gayle is describing the various non-governmental organisations involved in crime management as mop-up groups for the corruption that result from the country's growing crime problem.

In presenting a preliminary report done on at-risk communities yesterday at a function hosted by the Manchester Peace Coalition in the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Gayle said Jamaica's political directorate must take responsibility for the country's crime problem.

He said successive governments have failed to address the crime situation, choosing only to look at the symptoms and this has resulted in the current crime spiral.

Consequently, Gayle said groups such as the Peace Management Initiative has been left to mop-up the corruption that leaks from the top.