Researcher Profile

 wendell wallace

 Dr. Wendell C. Wallace



B.A, (University of the West Indies), LLB, (University of London) Postgraduate Diploma in Law, (Northumbria University), M.Sc. (Distinction), Ph.D. (University of the West Indies)



Part-time Lecturer


Courses taught:



Criminal Justice Systems

Sociology of Penal Practice


Research Interests:

The tourism/crime relationship, juvenile delinquency, gangs, policing, child abuse, law and law reform



  • 2014 - The Social Impact of the Hearts and Minds programme as a component of Hot Spot policing on communities in Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago. Journal of the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Vol. 3, (1), February 2014, pp. 44-64.
  • 2013 - “Girls and Gangs in Trinidad: An Exploratory Study.” (Book chapter). In “Gangs in the Caribbean.” Editors Randy Seepersad and Ann Marie Bissessar. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 195-219.
  • 2013 - Better to be Alone Than in Bad Company. A Handbook About Gangs for Caribbean Parents and Children. Arawak Publications. Kingston: Jamaica.
  • 2013 - Interview with Stephen Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (Book chapter). In Bruce Baker and Dilip Das (Eds.). Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders across the Globe, Volume 4. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 73-90.
  • 2013 - Community Involved and Planned Policing (CIPP) Model: An Alternative to Traditional Policing in Trinidad and Tobago (Book chapter). In Melchor de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das and Dilip K. Das (Eds.), The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 127-152.
  • 2012 - “Findings from a concurrent study on the level of community involvement in the policing process in Trinidad and Tobago.” The Police Journal, Volume 85 (1), 2012. pp. 61-83.
  • 2011 - “Introduction of a Community Involvement Component in Policing in Trinidad and Tobago: Reality or Rhetoric?” International Police Executive Symposium, Geneva Centre for the Control of Armed Forces and Coginta – For Police Reforms and Community Safety. Working Paper No. 37, August, 2011. pp. 1-45.
  • 2010 - “Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice: Continuing Myths or Promised Realities in Trinidad and Tobago”. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety, 15 (1&2). pp. 359-398.
  • 2009 - “The Impact of Tourism on Crime in a Small Island Developing Tourist Island Destination: The Case of Tobago”. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety, 14, (1&2). pp. 186-213.