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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. 

Stop the Violence in Latin America : A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood

Stop the Violence in Latin America : A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood

The focus of Crime Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean is to identify policy interventions that, whether by design or indirect effect, have been shown to affect antisocial behavior early in life and patterns of criminal offending in youth and adults. Particular attention is devoted to recent studies that rigorously establish a causal link between the interventions in question and outcomes.  

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