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.
- "Learn with Me"
UNICEF video series. Children share inspiring lessons on new skills they have learned during the pandemic. Source: UNICEF
- Boosting diversity in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials
From the pandemic's earliest days, the coronavirus hit hardest in Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. Work is needed to ensure the vaccine will be effective for all. Source: Johns Hopkins University
- Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study evaluates data from a large online survey of Australian women to examine whether the increased time spent at home, social isolation and financial stress resulting from COVID-19 containment measures were associated with a higher likelihood of physical and sexual violence among women in current cohabiting relationships with and without a history of violence. Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
- Responding to COVID-19: Community development versus populism
In the context of our shifting knowledge and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are struggling with questions of how to stem the spread of the virus and how to make sense of different policy and community reactions. Source: Transforming Society
- Europol predictions correct for fake COVID-19 vaccines
While Europe is hit by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing is ongoing for potential new vaccines to treat the virus. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced that it will conclude evaluation of the first conditional marketing authorisation application for a COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year. Several EU Member States have already published their vaccination plans. Europol urges increased vigilance among Member States and third-party countries on the possible involvement of criminals in the vaccine development and distribution process. Today, Europol has published an early warning notification on Vaccine-related crime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: EUROPOL
- Vaccinating against corruption?
Whilst there have been concerted efforts at the international level to ensure there is equitable distribution of an eventual vaccine between countries through the COVAX facility, many countries have not fully developed equitable and transparent distribution plans. Reports from China a few weeks ago provided a glimpse of how dystopian vaccine distribution maybe if we do not put the right safeguards in place. Get distribution wrong, and we will fail to defeat COVID-19. Source: Transparency International
- Online Documentation of Conference: Covid and Crime: the Evolution of Organized Crime in the Americas in 2020
On December 3, InSight Crime held its third annual conference, “Covid and Crime: the Evolution of Organized Crime in the Americas in 2020,” in partnership with Rosario University. Academics, journalists, civil society leaders and security officials gathered (virtually) to discuss how organized crime adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic, a serious increase in environmental crimes and the growing complexity of criminality in Venezuela. Source: InSight Crime
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