CoronaCrime #12

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. Policing Social Distancing: Gaining and Maintaining Compliance in the Age of Coronavirus
    Drawing on motivational posturing theory (MPT) and procedural justice theory (PJT), this article makes recommendations for how best to secure compliance with social distancing regulations. Focusing attention not just on whether compliance is achieved but how recognizes the risk to future legitimacy posed by only achieving compliance through coercion or the threat thereof. Lessons from the research are applied to policing social distancing, with regards to: securing compliance during interactions, self-regulation and enforcement action, and how to preserve police legitimacy. Source: Oxford Academic
  2. Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media: Experimental Evidence for a Scalable Accuracy-Nudge Intervention
    Across two studies with more than 1,700 U.S. adults recruited online, we present evidence that people share false claims about COVID-19 partly because they simply fail to think sufficiently about whether or not the content is accurate when deciding what to share. Source: Association of Psychological Science
  3. Is the ‘15-minute city’ key to Covid recovery?
    An international coalition of cities believes that the only path forward for mayors is funding green stimulus plans focused on job creation. The newly released Mayors’ Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery, released July 15 by C40 Cities, an international coalition of urban leaders focused on fighting climate change and promoting sustainable development, was developed by the organization’s Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. Source: C40 Cities
  4. If we love our cities, we’ll make better decisions about their future after the COVID-19 pandemic
    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the future for cities looks dire. Urban areas may empty, and the death of urban density might bring an end to mass public transit, storefronts on streets, kids jostling in schools, parks and playgrounds, and festivals in the park. Source: The Conversation
  5. Preventing and controlling outbreaks of COVID-19 in prisons and places of detention
    Information for prisons and other prescribed places of detention on coronavirus (COVID-19) by the UK government. Source: Gov.uk
  6. The Rockefeller Foundation’s new National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan for the USA
    The Rockefeller Foundation’s new National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan, launched last week, recognizes the successes that the U.S. has had in improving our Covid-19 testing and outlines how we need to redouble our efforts to reach 30 million tests per week and beyond in order to safely reopen communities and workplaces, and keep them open. In this new action plan, which builds on our original Covid-19 Testing Action Plan, we are calling for smart testing, increased contact tracing, stronger data collection, and more effective and consistent public health communications. Source: The Rockefeller Foundation
  7. Weaponising Covid-19
    This latest report, from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at attempts to blame Covid-19 on the Jewish community. Despite much of the recent political and media focus being on mainstream platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the report finds the most ardent forms of hatred circulate on peripheral so-called ‘alt-tech’ platforms. The study comes as it was revealed that Facebook has taken robust action in banning adverts by extremist group, which have attempted to sow the seeds of division amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Source: Henry Jackson Society 
  8. SEDEC Bulletin No. 6: Updates on the COVID-19 crisis  
    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our world and our way of living, with the loss of thousands of lives and unprecedented consequences for every aspect of our daily existence. The Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) at the European Committee of the Regions is preparing regular bulletins on the policy fields within its remits, reflecting recent research, articles and discussions on the socio-economic impact of the pandemic in Europe and on the different actions and response measures being planned and implemented at EU, national, regional and local level. Source: European Committee of the Region

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