CoronaCrime #16

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: How public health emergencies have been repurposed as security threats
    The COVID-19 pandemic is shedding light on the capacity of technology to trace and monitor the movement of individuals. This is not new. What is new is the discourse surrounding it, and the potential normalisation of this form of surveillance as a public health imperative. We draw on the concept of biosecuritisation to frame these issues. Source: Ada Lovelace Institute
  2. Policing in pandemics: A systematic review and best practices for police response to COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a range of unforeseen and unprecedented challenges for police departments worldwide. In light of these challenges, the goal of this review is to understand the potential short- and long-term effects of disasters and public health emergencies on policing organisations and officers. Source: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  3. Wearable Tech Enters the Fight Against Covid-19
    Health trackers like Fitbits and smartwatches can help detect the coronavirus before symptoms appear. But data gaps and privacy fears remain. Source: Bloomberg CityLab
  4. New Podcast: Alright, Now What?
    Alright, Now What? is a new podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. On this show we’re asking: how does a pandemic affect the most marginalized people among us? And how do we get from there, to where we want to be? Source: Candian Women's Foundation
  5. Some crimes have seen drastic decreases during coronavirus — but not homicides in the US
    More than six months into the pandemic, it is clear the pandemic has had a major effect on crime rates.
    Certain crimes, such as robberies and sexual offences, have declined dramatically, while others, such as online fraud, have been on the rise. Source: The Conversation

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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