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MOST SECONDARY SCHOOLS in Barbados have produced individuals who become involved in crime, but research shows that many of the criminals attended seven secondary schools in particular.

This was revealed by Sabrina Roach, research officer at the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU), in a post-Brass Tacks Sunday interview at Starcom Network.

“There are issues in all schools – let’s be clear on that. But there are a particular set, let’s say seven, you are guaranteed that when you do your profiles, that persons would have attended these schools,” she said.

She explained that in interviews with convicted felons for CJRPU studies on various topics, “we’re seeing a lot of individuals from the newer secondary schools. Certain schools you would see resurfacing over the profile of prisoners, over the nature of gun violence, over the literacy testing, over the marijuana survey – numerous studies from the department, you see a certain amount of schools”.

Roach said this was also seen in some of their intervention programmes with young children who come to them via the Juvenile Liaison Scheme and the Probation Department.

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