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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

Prof. Corin A. Bailey

Prof. Corin A. Bailey

Professorial Fellow

Department: SALISES


Prof. Bailey obtained his B.A in Geography from The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in 1999. His undergraduate thesis looked at Fear of Crime in the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Prof. Bailey obtained his Ph.D in Social Geography in 2004 also from The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. This was done in conjunction with the University of London, Queen Mary College where he spent a year as a recipient of the Commonwealth Split Site Scholarship. The thesis was entitled 'Crime and Social Exclusion in the Kingston Metropolitan Area'.

His current academic interests include qualitative research methodology and problems associated with poverty and inequality with a specific interest in crime.

Prof. Bailey has worked previously as the Project Coordinator for the South-South Initiative which was a joint effort between The University of the West Indies and the University of Cape Town in South Africa designed to see what lessons can be learned from crime prevention initiatives in these two areas of high criminal activity.

Prof. Bailey was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2022. He is Professor of Sociology, Crime & Social Inequality.


BA (Hons), PhD (University of the West Indies)

Research Areas

Prof. Bailey was the winner of the Principal's Award for Excellence in Academic Research for 2020.

Teaching Areas

SALI6106 Deviance, Conflict and Social Management
SALI6012 Research Methods

Select Publications

Bailey, C. (2021) Fear of Crime among Caribbean Women in University: A Qualitative Exploration Using the Free Association Narrative Method. Violence Against Women. May 2021. Online First. doi:10.1177/10778012211008993.

Bailey, C. (2020) Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty. Washington DC. Inter-American Development Bank.

Bailey, C., (2020) Gendered Responses to Male Offending in Barbados: Patriarchal perceptions and their effect on offender treatment. Routledge. New York. 124 pages.

Lashley J. (2019). With Corin Bailey and Christine Barrow "Rethinking Poverty: Assets, Social Exclusion, Resilience and Human Rights in Barbados". UWI Press.

Bailey, C. (2019) With Julian Cresser and Charlene Coore-Desai “Participation in Organised Sports and Delinquent/Problem Behaviour Among High School Boys in Jamaica and Barbados: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Prevalence and Associated Factors”. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies. 44(2).

Bailey, C. (2017). With Katharina Joosen, (eds). ‘Perceptions of Familial Responsibility as a Practical Constraint in Judicial Decision Making: Focal Concerns and Gender Bias in Sentencing on the Island of Barbados’. Crime and Criminal Justice: Impacts of Post Colonialism and Gender. New York: Routledge.

Bailey, C. (2015) “Crime and Violence Prevention in Barbados: Baseline Mapping Exercise.” Washington, D.C.: Inter-American Development Bank.

Bailey, C. (2014) With Tracy Robinson and Charlene Coore-Desai (2014) "Corporal Punishment in the Caribbean: Attitudes and Practices". Social and Economic Studies. 63(3 & 4): 207-233.

View SALISES Team Publications here »

Additional Info

  • “Children and Exposure to Violence in Jamaica”. Presented at the Crime and Citizen Security Symposium. Barbados. February 2011.
  • Chivalry in the Barbados Justice System and Wider Society, presented at SALISES Seminar Series. February 2008.

Offender Abuse History: Findings from Her Majesty’s Prison, Barbados. Trinidad & Tobago. April 2008.

Organisation of American States (OAS) Expert Meeting on Crime in the Caribbean. Jamaica, March 2008.


Poverty; Inequality; Crime.