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.
- EU Regional Barometer on the impact of COVID-19 on regions and cities across Europe
The EU Annual Regional and Local Barometer is the speech the President of the European Committee of the Regions delivers to address the most pressing challenges for the year ahead. Source: European Committee of the Regions
- #CovidCrimeWatch - August
The monthly newsletter exploring existing and emerging interactions between COVID-19 and the illicit economy. Source: Global Initiative Against Organised Crime
- This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic
There are COVID-19 incidents in which a single person likely infected 80 per cent or more of the people in the room in just a few hours. But, at other times, COVID-19 can be surprisingly much less contagious. Overdispersion and super-spreading of this virus are found in research across the globe. Source: The Atlantic
- The public health impact of Covid-19 beyond infection
How will we cope with the consequences of physical distancing once the pandemic is over? To rebuild communities in the new scenario seems to be the next task for preventionists, starting from people and places, from safety and connection. Source: EUSPR Blog
- COVID-19: Gangs, Statemaking, Threats and Opportunities
It was March 2020, not long after fear of the coronavirus began spreading across the Americas, when several major criminal groups started employing their own form of a lockdown. Criminal groups will become de facto regulators of commercial, political and social transactions that govern the day-to-day lives of people. Source: InSight Crime
- 2.5 million more child marriages due to COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic's damage to education and the economy could reverse decades of progress on child marriage and pregnancy. Sophie Cousins reports. Source: The Lancet
- COVID-19, comics, and the visual culture of contagion
Comics, as both a visual medium and cultural product, are important contributions to the visual culture of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Lancet
- Is COVID-19 being used as a weapon against Indigenous People in Brazil?
Since the conquest of the region by the Europeans, the history of the Amazon has been marked by epidemics that ravaged native populations. The arrival of the COVID-19 epidemic in Indigenous territories therefore revives painful memories and well-justified fears. Source: The Lancet
- COVID-19: leaving no one behind in Latin America
In Latin America, vulnerability in contexts of human mobility does not usually reside in refugee camps. This multidimensional, layered vulnerability is everywhere, dispersed and invisible because migrants are physically present in communities yet excluded in every other way. Source: The Lancet
- Second wave: policymakers or citizens to blame?
Across Europe, Covid-19 infection rates are reaching and even exceeding the levels of last spring. Policymakers are responding with more stringent measures such as making masks compulsory outdoors or closing bars and cafés. A debate is raging in the media about whether politicians are to blame or whether the current situation is a result of the fact that the state can ultimately do nothing without the cooperation of its citizens. Source: Euro Topics
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.