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Objectives. To examine the prevalence of gang involvement, the risk and protective factors associated with gang involvement, and the association between gang involvement and expo- sure to multiple risk and protective factors among school-aged youth in Trinidad and Tobago. Methods. A survey instrument was administered to 2 206 students enrolled in 22 high- risk, urban public schools, from March–June 2006. It measured 30 risk factors and 13 protec- tive factors within four domains: community, school, family, and peer-individual, plus levels of alcohol/drug use and delinquency.

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Diagnosing gangs and gang crime in the Caribbean. Presented at the Organization of American States conference on Caribbean youth crime and violence, St. Kitts.

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Reports of gangs in Antiguan schools. Presented at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, Kingston, Jamaica.

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Youth Perceptions of the Police in Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety 13 (1&2): 217-253.

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If you ask people who do not live or work in Maryvale to describe the community, they are likely to say that it is crime- ridden and unsafe, with neighborhoods marred by graffiti and houses in disrepair. But what they don’t see, and what people who live and work in Maryvale experience every day, are the strengths and assets – in the people, programs and promising new initiatives – that give the community its distinct identity and define its future.

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Institutional Capacity, Informal Social Control, and their Influence on Illicit Opportunities in the Caribbean. Presented at the Global Future Forum Sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency and Privy Council, Ottawa, Canada.

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Diagnosing Gangs and Gang Problems in the Caribbean. Presented at the Organized Crime: A Threat to the Caribbean Meeting Sponsored by the Organization of American States, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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