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UWI Criminology Unit raising next generation of crime scholars

For Release Upon Receipt - March 31, 2009

St. Augustine


An upcoming Criminology conference could allow the region’s best grey matter to join forces with local men in grey. Scholars, the public and representatives of the protective services have been invited to an upcoming conference, themed “Developing a Caribbean Criminology”, which aims to counter crime in Trinidad and throughout the Caribbean by engaging the next generation of criminological researchers and administrators.

The two-day event, which takes place on April 8th and 9th, 2009 at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus, Institute of Critical Thinking, is the first-ever such initiative from the University’s Criminology Unit. The conference is part of a multidisciplinary research project investigating the causes of crime in Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean and in the world. Featured speakers will include Professor Ramesh Deosaran , Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Public Safety at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, and Professor David Plummer, Adjunct Professor in Public Health at the University of Texas.    

This conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit the official website at, or call Professor Onwubiko Agozino at (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3353 or 3913, or Fax: (868) 662 0718, or send e-mail to