Crime, Criminal Activity and Tourism Performance

Issues from the Caribbean

Nikolaos Karagiannis and Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi


Chapter 3 provides a preliminary discussion on problems of crime and criminal activity in the Caribbean, especially as they relate to tourism. The authors single out certain areas of concern, namely, economic costs, long-term investment dampening, illicit drugs, gangs, indirect costs, and youth as the primary perpetrators of crime in the region, and offer policy recommendations towards halting the impact of criminal activity on Caribbean tourism performance.

Introduction: Caribbean Tourism Performance

Beginning with the advent of widespread commercial airline travel in the 1950s and the advent of the global ...

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