University of Miami Panel Looks at Crime Problem in Jamaica

Leading scholars from Florida and Jamaica convened at the University of Miami School of Law this past week for a high-level discussion on Jamaica’s ongoing crime problem.

The panel discussion, convened by Caribbean law expert and University of Miami Adjunct Law Professor and Miami attorney David P. Rowe, looked at problems involving crime and potential solutions.

The panel, titled “Legal Solutions to Crime in Jamaica,” featured a roster of speakers including attorneys Daniel Koosed (who looked at potential parallels between Rwanda and Jamaica), leading immigration attorney Kenneth Panzer (who examined the impact of Jamaica’s crime situation on immigration cases in America), former Jamaican Constabulary Force flying squad detective Anthony Barrett (who discussed his long career fighting crime in the country), Caribbean Journal Editor in Chief Alexander Britell (who looked at economic issues relating to crime) and UM law student Danielle Benjamin (who addressed the relation of crime on Jamaica’s “brain drain.”)

The University of Miami is home to the United States’ leading Caribbean Law program, first founded by Rowe more than two decades ago.

To watch the full presentation, click this link.

— Caribbean Journal Staff


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