Essay Homicide in Puerto Rico

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HOMICIDE

IN

PUERTO RICO

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Abstract …………………………………………………………….3

Statement of the problem………………………………….4

Social Disorganization Theory of Crime………………7

The Social Learning Theory of Crime…………………..9

Recommendations…………………………………………….10

References…………………………………………………………12

Abstract In recent years Puerto Rico has shown staggering homicide rates, establishing the cause(s) for this development would be the first step in resolving the dilemma. Researching an assortment of criminological theories, history and statistics should be used to explain the increasing rates before offering any recommendations to Puerto Rican Homicide investigators and governmental authorities (local or federal).

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Caribbean is the second most used route for drugs being smuggled into the United States for Columbian Drug Cartels, and Puerto Rico is the major distribution point along that route with an estimated annual shipment of over 500 tons of cocaine (National Drug Intelligence

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