Dr. Paula Miraglia holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and has collaborated with the ICPC for many years during her previous mandate as the Executive Director of ILANUD Brazil (United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders). Her academic and professional activities are related to themes such as urban violence, crime prevention, youth and safety, including the development of local prevention plans, police training and extensive research to inform public policy at different levels. Paula has also acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank – IDB and the United Nations Development Program - UNDP. She is a member of the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety and a regular researcher at the International Center for Comparative Criminology at the University of Montreal. Dr. Miraglia frequently collaborates with newspapers and journals and has a weekly column in which she comments on issues relate to crime prevention, safety and justice.