02.06.2020

CoronaCrime #4

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.

  1. COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and its Implications
    Two new reports from the team behind the annual Global Risks Report identify the headline risks, challenges and, encouragingly, the opportunities the world is facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of raising awareness, fostering widespread debate and enabling better decision-making. Source: World Economic Forum
  2. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls
    This paper presents the first findings regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak response on gender-based violence in several contexts, including increased risk factors around domestic violence, abuse and exploitation for vulnerable women workers and workplace violence in the health sector, among others. Source: Girls Not Brides
  3. Impact of COVID-19 on violence against women: Through the lens of civil society and women’s rights organizations
    This report synthesises information from a rapid assessment to understand the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls and service provision. The information was collected from partners—governments and civil society organizations—in 49 countries in five regions. Source: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
  4. EVAW COVID-19 briefs
    This series explores in-depth the trends and impacts of the recent global COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls. It examines implications for the prevention of and response to violence against women and girls in public and private settings, including violence facilitated by information and communication technology. It also provides guidance for the collection of data on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. Source. UN Women
  5. Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery
    The COVID-19 global pandemic altered every aspect of urban life in recent months. In response, city transportation officials around the world have quickly implemented new street design and management tools to keep essential workers and goods moving, provide safe access to grocery stores and other essential businesses, and ensure that people have safe space for social/physical distancing while getting outside. These evolving practices will shape our cities as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and are key to our long-term recovery. Source: NACTO
  6. Daily COVID-19 Reports by the US Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
    This page has up-to-date resources for law enforcement officials how agencies are responding to the threat posed by COVID-19, as well as more general guidance from PERF and the federal government. PERF is sending its members daily updates about agencies' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: PERF
  7. A Turning Point, Securitization, and Policing in the Context of Covid-19: Building a New Social Contract Between State and Nation?
    While the biological threat posed by COVID is, of course, a primary focus of analysis, what is often less salient are considerations of the security implications of the global epidemiology. At this particular stage, the highly contagious status of the virus has created an unprecedented global response as governments internationally have attempted to curtail its spread. As a result, a primary driver of political responses has been the emerging and evolving context of international norms that have pushed nation-states in the direction of highly securitized measures, involving new laws allowing for draconian constraints of basic democratic freedoms and increased powers of police enforcement. Source:
  8. Advisory on Medical Scams Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is issuing this advisory to alert financial institutions to rising medical scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This advisory contains descriptions of COVID-19-related medical scams, case studies, red flags, and information on reporting suspicious activity. Source: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  9. How COVID-19 is Being Exploited to Spread Hate and for Political Gain
    With a global pandemic that threatens every state and person regardless of race, class and position of power, something very unique can be observed: conspiracy theorists espousing conflicting theories simultaneously. Source: European Eye on Radicalization
  10. Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media: Experimental evidence for a scalable accuracy nudge intervention
    Misinformation can amplify humanity’s greatest challenges. A salient recent example of this is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has bred a multitude of falsehoods even as truth has increasingly become a matter of life-and-death. Here we investigate why people believe and spread false (and true) news content about COVID-19, and test an intervention intended to increase the truthfulness of the content people share on social media.
  11. Minor COVID-19 association with crime in Sweden, a ten-week follow up
    The COVID-19 disease has a large impact on life across the globe, and this could potentially include impacts on crime. The present short report describes how crime has changed in Sweden for ten weeks after the government started to implement interventions to reduce the spread of the disease.
  12. What Our Post-Pandemic Behavior Might Look Like
    After each epidemic and disaster, our social norms and behaviours change. As researchers begin to study coronavirus’s impacts, history offers clues. Source: CityLab
  13. Who Gets the Ventilator? Disability Discrimination in COVID-19 Medical-Rationing Protocols
    The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to reckon with the possibility of having to ration life-saving medical treatments. In response, many health systems have employed protocols that explicitly de-prioritize people for these treatments based on pre-existing disabilities. This Essay argues that such protocols violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Affordable Care Act. Such explicit discrimination on its face violates these statutes. Source: The Yale Law Journal

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