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Mexico’s Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here’s How to Tackle It.

Patrick Corcoran

  • 15 marzo 2018
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Mexico’s Next President Will Face Rising Criminal Violence. Here’s How to Tackle It.
The presidential election in Mexico this years represents an opportunity to reflect on the failures that previous policies have had in the fight against crime and violence. In the middle of the most violent year in recent history, Mexicans should consider alternatives to better handle the crisis the country is passing through. This article points to nine (9) strategies that could help the future leader of the country to improve the situation in the short and long term. These strategies focus on the improvement of transparency in government institutions, the consideration of Mexico's inequality as a part of the problem and on the law enforcement agencies' effectiveness on the municipalities.

Pathway to Violence: Warning Signs and What You Can Do

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • 15 febrero 2018
  • Ingresado por: Nicolas Devia
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Pathway to Violence: Warning Signs and What You Can Do
Pathway to Violence is a campaign led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that provides information to the public on how to identify possible cases of future violence. Informing about unusual activities or attitudes is imperative to be able to identify and neutralize cases of violence. Communities and citizens are then the first line of defense against violence, they live and share the same public spaces and environments as future violent offenders, understanding why they act like they do.
Signals such as aggressive behaviors, abuse of substances, isolation, financial difficulties and observable grievances are key to the identification of a future offender. By informing citizens of these kind of signs, lives could be saved .

The Conversation: Why police reforms rarely succeed: Lessons from Latin America

Written by Yanilda González

The Conversation: Why police reforms rarely succeed: Lessons from Latin America

My research on police reform in Latin America shows that such reforms are highly vulnerable to political reversals. These cases reveal how they can be quickly rolled back before they can take hold and demonstrate results. Understanding the politics of police reform in Latin America may be informative for those who hope for changes in policing in the U.S.

Prevención de Homicidios en América Latina

Por Dr. Ignacio Cano

  • 18 noviembre 2016
  • Ingresado por: Jane Piazer
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Prevención de Homicidios en América Latina

América Latina y el Caribe es hoy sin duda la región con mayor incidencia de violencia letal en el mundo. Muchos de los países y de las ciudades con mayor tasa de homicidios se localizan en nuestra región. Otro dato aún más alarmante es que, mientras la tendencia global ha sido de reducción de los homicidios en las últimas décadas, América Latina ha seguido el camino inverso. Este escenario es fruto de muchos factores. Uno de ellos es que ni la sociedad ni las políticas públicas le han concedido al tema una importancia a la altura de su gravedad.

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