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.
- COVID-19 in Latin America: a humanitarian crisis
Latin America has some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world. Why? For outsiders, much of the discussion of COVID-19 in Latin America has focused on Brazil and the errors of President Jair Bolsonaro. But the region as a whole is facing a humanitarian crisis borne out of political instability, corruption, social unrest, fragile health systems, and perhaps most importantly, longstanding and pervasive inequality—in income, health care, and education—which has been woven into the social and economic fabric of the region. Source: The Lancet
- Rending the “Cosmopolitan Canopy”: COVID‐19 and Urban Public Space
There are some things we can say about the dangers of sudden withdrawal from public space if only because the responses to pandemic are accelerating trends that were already underway. The first to note that while the pandemic affects people everywhere, its impacts are greatest in the cities. Source: Journal City and Community
- Webinar: Coronavirus in prisons: What's happening across Europe?
The coronavirus pandemic and the measures implemented to control it have had an extraordinary impact on society. Prisons are no exception, with the number of people incarcerated in penal institutions dropping significantly across the globe. Webinar takes place at December 3, 2020. Source: Crime and Justice UK
- Examining the Relationship Between Institutionalized Racism and COVID‐19
In 2020, protests erupted around police brutality and other forms of institutional and systematic racism within the justice system. These same forms of structural racism exist in the medical and healthcare industries, and explain fundamentally, why we have large, ongoing, racial health disparities in all health outcomes including COVID‐19. Source: Journal City and Community
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.