Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Paul C. Friday
Dr. Lewis Walker
Dr. Thomas Van Valey
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The primary intent of this study was an attempt at describing, understanding and analyzing the most common types, incidences and forces that produce crime and delinquency in Haiti. A secondary concern of this work was to do the ground work which would enable the formulation of testable hypotheses about the causes of crime and delinquency in Haiti.
Even though a number of developing nations face a rapid growth in their crime and delinquency rates, Haiti appears to maintain a relatively low crime rate.
The law-abiding behavior of Haitian youths is due to a number of factors: (a) the strong family ties and dependence on the extended family for the upbringing of the children, (b) strong belief in religion, and (c) a system of informal social control.
Mauze, Gerard, "Crime and Delinquency in Haiti: A Study of Crime in a Developing Country" (1988). Masters Theses. 1137.