Wait Jenny that’s not all because Hickling & Walcott (2013, p.457) also claimed that "most of the men who are perpetrator of these crimes came from homes where there father had deserted them and as such harbor anger and repressed hostility”.
Yes it is! In fact, they further pointed out that homicide is a significant mental health problem in Jamaica and the control of international violence is often left to the criminal justice system, instead of the psychiatrist, anthropologist and political scientist (Hickling & Walcott, 2013) .
Really sad, and you realize Jim like single-parent family are more prevalent now than long ago don’t you say,
If I remember clearly from that article (22, 63%) of the criminals lived for most of their formative life with their mothers and had long relationships with them(Hickling & Walcott, 2013).
Jenny girl you remember good! And what about the point they made on how convicted murder suffer from aggressive behavior which could as well stem from the constant physical abuse they suffered by their mother.
Imagine that ! No wonder why they lack any sense of remorse or care for each other.
The sad part about this is that because of the constant abuse these criminals experienced, it could have contributed to the crime rate being so predominant .
From the data, it says that Twenty-four (69%) of the men had experienced flogging as punishment producing wales on the skin or cuts and bruises to the body.
Of Course, because so far both Hickling & Walcott, 2013 made known that there were challenges with, aggressive behaviour, authority management and resentful rebelliousness against authority figures, just to name a few.
Yes dear it is !
Hmm this is so bad! But hear this nah! do you think that these issues mentioned by Hickling & Walcott, 2013 is relevant to other countries in the Caribbean?
Yes we have the same issues over here where men are disresptful and reckless and have no respect for themselves, others or the law.
You know you are right! because Hickling and Walcott (2013,p.457) pointed out that "rural/urban differences in areas of poor socio-economic background, psychosocial patterns of behaviour, delinquency and criminal records, characteristics of capital crime(method, weapons, victim ) intelligence and patterns of personality disorder.
So what about Trinidad are there similar issues over there ?