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Stories by Herbert Gayle

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

Reducing youth violence is more complex than suppressing it. At present, most countries with high homicide rates understand perfectly how to suppress violence, and security forces get overwhelming support from governments to do so in time for the...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

What must changeIn the 2007 Forced Ripe Report (Gayle and Levy), young men in three different inner-city and working-class communities stated that the police could not protect them, when "in reality, they need protection from us". According to the...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

Between 2004 and 2014, as part of a large study on multiple murderers, I managed to convince 17 dons or gang leaders with power over 28 inner-city communities in Jamaica to allow me to profile the young men under their influence...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

To understand the seriousness of the homicide problem among the combatant age of the male population of our inner-city communities, we shall compare these figures with Iraq at full-scale war. A 2013 study (Mortality in Iraq Associated with the 2003...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

Jamaica is in obvious transition. During such periods, there are imbalances between state power and consensus, needs and available resources, and political ambitions and citizens’ wishes, resulting in unwanted chaos, which denies people...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHerbert Gayle

The primary problems of social violence in Jamaica are gangs, organised crime, and domestic conflict. Jamaica suffers immensely from the feuds that are created from gangs and organised crime, but these are fed by problems within our families that...

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