CoronaCrime #13

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. The COVID Racial Data Tracker
    The COVID Racial Data Tracker is a collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Together, we’re gathering the most complete and up-to-date race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 in the United States. Source: The COVID Tracking Project
  2. Can behavioural science prepare us for the next pandemic?
    The Covid-19 pandemic is a fascinating case study of the importance of understanding the biases that guide human behaviour in the development of policy. Here we have a publicly salient crisis where managing certain very specific behaviours is crucial to actually save lives. Physical distancing, handwashing, wearing specific types of masks, avoiding hoarding, and sharing misinformation are key factors that can contribute to the spread or containment of the virus. Source: Apolitical
  3. Early Research Links Coronavirus Gun Sales Surge to Increased Shootings
    Amid a tangle of factors, data analysts have found a correlation between recent, record-level gun purchases and intentional shootings. Source: The Trace
  4. Prevalence of domestic violence during COVID-19 
    The Australian Institute of Criminology has released its findings from an online survey of 15,000 Australian women about their experience of domestic violence during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
  5. How bad is it? Suicidality in the middle of the COVID‐19 pandemic
    The current paper examines the intersection between social vulnerability, individual risk, and social/psychological resources with adult suicidality during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Source: Journal Suicide and life-threatening behavior
  6. Leaving Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Liberties and National Security in the UK & US
    New legislation to combat COVID-19 is so vast that a new official based on the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation should be created to monitor its efficacy and impact on civil rights, according to a new report. Source: Henry Jackson Society 
  7. Migration: COVID-19 continues to cause hardship for migrants and deprives children of access to education
    Restrictions for migrants, difficulties accessing asylum procedures or entering the EU territory and lack of information are some of the main concerns the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) identifies in its latest migration quarterly bulletin. Furthermore, the lack of online learning tools and stable internet connection deprives many asylum-seeking children of access to education. Source: EU Fundamental Rights Agency

Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.

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