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.
- Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world
According to the latest UNESCO figures, over 100 countries are currently implementing nationwide school closures due to COVID-19, affecting over 60% of the world’s enrolled students. The topic of reopening primary and secondary schools has been heavily politicised in many countries with parents, teachers, and politicians sometimes at odds over when to reopen. Source: World Economic Forum
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC has also provided an interactive world map specifically showing COVID-19 travel recommendations by destination. This world map uses an evidence-based approach, referred to as the COVID-19 THN Risk Assessment, to evaluate the COVID-19 risk in each destination. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
- COVID-19 cybersecurity advice
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has observed an increase in COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity. Our advice and guidance will help you protect your systems, data and personal information during COVID-19. We will continue to mitigate and disrupt these COVID-19 related scams and we encourage Australians to remain vigilant and maintain strong cyber security practices during this time. Source: Australian Cyber Security Centre
- The politics of policing a pandemic panic
This essay was completed in early April 2020 and begun during the first week of the official pandemic panic in Canada. The world-wide plague caused by the COVID-19 virus precipitated the first global police event presenting an occasion for researchers and scholars to apply existing theory and empirical understanding to extra-ordinary circumstances. Consideration of the politics of the police during the plague reveals a tectonic shift in the world system. Source: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
- Fundamental rights implications of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on everyone. Governments take urgent measures to curb its spread to safeguard public health and provide medical care to those who need it. They are acting to defend the human rights of health and of life itself. Inevitably, these measures limit our human and fundamental rights to an extent rarely experienced in peacetime. It is important to ensure that such limitations are consistent with our legal safeguards and that their impact on particular groups is adequately taken account of. Source: EU Fundamental Right Agency
- Coronavirus Lockdown Boosts Demand for Contraband Cigarettes in Chile
The sophisticated theft of a cigarette shipment has put Chile’s worsening contraband cigarette crisis on display, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Source: InSight Crime
- How Covid-19 is proving a boon for criminal networks’ illicit trade, endangering international security
As the pandemic forces more people to go online for their needs, the black market trade – particularly in drugs, alcohol and tobacco – has boomed, causing untold harm to consumers and losing governments millions in critical revenue. Source: South China Morning Post
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.