Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2011 in the subject Law - Criminal process, Criminology, Law Enforcement, grade: A+, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Behavioural Sciences), course: Crime, Police and Society, language: English, abstract: This research paper seeks to examine the implications of homicides in Trinidad and Tobago. The paper is divided into three distinct sections; however, the author first makes reference to the current crime situation that has become an important and noteworthy topic not only for past and present governments but also the business sector and other key stakeholders. The first main section alludes to the implications of homicides as it relates to Trinidad and Tobago. These implications have been categorized as will be seen. The second section provides a critical analysis of the death penalty as a means of deterring murder while the third and final section explores some alternatives to the death penalty making specific reference to the idiosyncrasies that exist in the Trinidad and Tobago context.