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Toward a safer Latin America: A new perspective for crime prevention and control

Toward a safer Latin America: A new perspective for crime prevention and control

This year’s Report on Economics and Development (RED) proposes an approach for the analysis of insecurity in which crime results from decisions made by individuals in a particular situation. While it is true that beliefs, perceptions, self-control, and other personality traits (in turn shaped by family experiences, education level, job opportunities, and other experiences throughout the life cycle) can tip an individual into crime, his physical and social environment, the incentives provided by illegal markets (e.g., drugs), and the credibility and efficiency of the criminal justice system are also important. 

 

What is the relationship between organized crime and homicide in Latin America?

What is the relationship between organized crime and homicide in Latin America?

Criminal and gang violence is believed to generate as much as a third of all homicides in the Western hemisphere. In some countries where collective violence is acute, this may well be true. But it is only part of the story. Organized crime groups can also reduce the extent of lethal violence in a given setting: they often regulate murder and violent crime. 

Violent Caracas: Understanding Violence and Homicide in Contemporary Venezuela

Violent Caracas: Understanding Violence and Homicide in Contemporary Venezuela

Venezuela has recently experienced soaring rates of violent crime, in particular homicides; Caracas presently ranks among the cities with highest homicide rates globally. This article moves beyond established explanations and suggests an alternative approach to the problem of homicide in contemporary Venezuela. In particular, it explores political and institutional causes of violence in a polarized society under the government of Hugo Chávez (1999–2013) and his Bolivarian Revolution.

O que dizem as Crianças?

O que dizem as Crianças?

Uma consulta sobre violência a partir da percepção de crianças e adolescentes. O Índice de Segurança da Criança (ISC) é um aplicativo de pesquisa desenvolvido em 2013 pelo Instituto Igarapé com o objetivo de mapear a percepção de violência de crianças e adolescentes que vivem em áreas conflagradas e de baixa renda. 

Fin a la violencia en América Latina: Una mirada a la prevención desde la infancia a la edad adulta

Fin a la violencia en América Latina: Una mirada a la prevención desde la infancia a la edad adulta

Este informe adopta una mirada nueva e integral respecto a buena parte de la evidencia existente en términos de prevención del crimen y la violencia. Identifica enfoques novedosos —en América Latina y más allá— que han probado reducir el comportamiento antisocial en diferentes etapas de la vida. 

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