Factors influencing incidents of transnational crime in Jamaica and the international community have been established in the literature. However, strategies to counter transnational security threats have been predicated on a foundation of re-activity, necessitating the need for proactive crime fighting efforts. This study investigated the effects of organizational agility, a proactive crime abatement strategy, on transnational crimes in Jamaica using quantitative analysis. An input-output framework based on economic theory, along with a multiple regression model provided the analytic foundation for this study. Thirty-two years of crime data between 1982 and 2013, one independent variable-organizational agility, and five control variables comprised the analytic model. Chief among the findings are that organizational agility as a proactive crime abatement strategy was found to be inversely related to incidents of transnational crime at α = 0.05 and that the overall model explained 91% of the variation in transnational crime incidents.
|Commitee:||Cadeau, Katsia, Massey, Susan R.|
|School:||St. Thomas University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Jamaica, Organizational agility, Transnational crime|
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