Trinidad And Tobago: A Case Study

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It is no secret that are there many issues in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) that need serious address, action and resolution. Some of these problems arise as a result of the inadequacies in the legal and the criminal justice system. The following are my observations as well as my ideas on how to overcome these inefficiencies in T&T’s society. Firstly, crime has maintained its position as the number one problem facing Trinidad and Tobago. Crime, whether it is violent or petty, has an extremely negative impact on every member of the society as well as the tourism industry. In February 2013, at a CARICOM meeting, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar stated that crime costs Trinidad and Tobago more than $200 million a year in tourism revenue. According to the Deputy Com¬missioner of Police (DCP), Glen Hackett, there is a total of 340 murders for the period January 1, 2014 to October 29, 2014 compared to 324 murders recorded for the same period last year. Brutal gun use has also significantly increased…show more content…
While the government has attempted to increase the knowledge of prisoners by hiring teachers to teach the inmates Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects, this has proven to be insufficient in obtaining a well paying job. In my opinion, although it will be costly, the government can create an aptitude test to see which skill or field each prisoner excels in. As a result, it will be easier for convicts to find a job when they are released. In addition, this aptitude test can be used within the prison system as a way of encouraging the prisoners to work hard. This can be done by implementing a point system whereby the higher the number of points a prisoner earns, the more privileges he or she will

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