CoronaCrime #9

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. Coronavirus Research Page
    SSRN’s Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page provides a curated view into the early-stage research to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and the public understand, contain and manage this disease. SSRN, Elsevier’s world-leading platform devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of early-stage research, is committed to making coronavirus-related research available immediately. Research on SSRN is free to download and upload. It is important to note that these papers have not benefited from the pivotal role of peer-review, which validates and improves the quality of final published journal articles. Source: SSRN
  2. Tourism and security: the management of public spaces in Xàbia, Spain, under Covid-19
    A highly sought-after town situated on the Spanish Costa Blanca, Xàbia is preparing for an unusual summer season. With a permanent population of 30,000, our town receives on average over 120,000 tourists per year. Indeed, tourism is the engine of the local economy. Source: Efus
  3. CDC’s Global Response to COVID-19
    CDC partners with public health agencies, ministries of health, and multilateral and non-governmental organizations to support COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, and response efforts globally. Read more about CDC’s Global Response to COVID-19. Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  4. Webinar: What is the impact of Covid19 crisis on the security and safety of senior citizens?
    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global population in drastic ways. Senior citizens have been one of the most impacted during the crisis. Not only from a health perspective, due to age-related vulnerability often resulting from pre-existing health conditions, but also from a security perspective. Lockdown measures have led to increased risks for seniors in terms of being victims of crime and abuse. The Webinar takes place at 9 July 2020 – 14:00 CEST. Source: Efus
  5. How racism functions and shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic
    The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified public attention to the unequal vulnerability of Indigenous and Black people and amplified other racialized inequalities inherent in society: from exposing exploitable labour in the front lines to inadequate care and resources. Source: The Conversation
  6. Coronavirus spike: why getting people to follow restrictions is harder the second time around
    Compared with the rest of the world, Australia has had early success in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak. A major reason for this has been people’s willingness to observe restrictions. But ensuring continued compliance with measures that limit personal liberties is a tenuous game. Australia has so far had few instances of community transmission, and this knowledge may make people complacent. Source: The Conversation
  7. Our healthcare system is failing people without COVID-19. It’s time to address the hidden third wave
    By prioritizing the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, we have unintentionally left behind people who live with rare diseases, cancer and other acute and chronic health conditions. Source: World Economic Forum
  8. After COVID-19, a future for the world's children?
    In February 2020, the WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission's report A Future for the World's Children? examined threats facing children—from climate change and related crises of poverty, migration, and malnutrition; commercial marketing of harmful substances; and across all sectors, from unsafe roads and hazardous housing to inadequate education and social protection. The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating many of these threats, jeopardising child welfare gains, and causing a global economic crisis in which children will be prime casualties. Yet recovery and adaptation to COVID-19 can be used to build a better world for children and future generations. Source: The Lancet
  9. Gender and COVID 19
    The COVID-19 pandemic is largely concentrated in cities and urban areas, with around 2,600 cities globally reporting at least one case of the disease. While the epicentre of the global health crisis is still Europe and North America, its impact on developing countries may be more devastating, especially for the poorest. The 1 billion+ people living in slums and slum-like settings in developing countries, where population density is high, are those most at-risk and least prepared. Source: UN Women and UN-Habitat
  10. Opportunities for SGBV Data Collection in the Time of COVID-19: The Value of Implementation Science
    The place of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) data collection in the time of COVID-19 is the subject of closely-watched discourse. To collect (SGBV data), or not to collect? As the field continues to grapple with this question, it has surfaced the tension between the need to gather data to support women during unprecedented vulnerability, and the reality that the very act of data collection may heighten risk.1 This article works toward resolving this tension by highlighting opportunities for ethical SGBV data collection during COVID-19. Source: SIVRI
  11. Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?
    The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in South Africa, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence. However, police statistics, call numbers to hotlines and counts of women accessing services during lockdown tell us little about the number of women and families actually experiencing violence at the hands of men. Source: SIVRI
  12. Police Killings Rise During Coronavirus Pandemic in Brazil
    The states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro recorded upticks in the number of killings by Brazilian police during the first months of 2020, even while crime rates plunged and coronavirus cases surged. Source: InSightCrime

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