CoronaCrime #39

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. Citizens’ rights and moving together beyond the pandemic
    FRA presented findings from its COVID-19 impact bulletins during a conference on the state of EU citizens’ rights. It drew attention to the impact of the pandemic on the fundamental right to family life for citizens moving about the EU. Source: EU Fundamental Rights Agency
  2. Pandemic increases risk of elder abuse
    Those working closely with older people are seeing an increase in people moving back in with older relatives, usually children moving into their parent's house. That is not necessarily a bad thing - there are numerous benefits such as additional companionship and support, especially during lockdowns. However, there are problems, such as when stress and close quarters lead to arguments, verbal abuse, and sometimes even physical abuse. Source: Newcastle Herald
  3. Prevention During and Post-COVID-19 (E-course), starting 18 February 2021
    Online CPTED course in Spanish focusing on preventing crime through environmental design during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Source: International CPTED Association
  4. Gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior: Panel evidence from eight countries
    Public health response to COVID-19 requires behavior changes—isolation at home, wearing masks. Its effectiveness depends on generalized compliance. Original data from two waves of a survey conducted in March−April 2020 in eight Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries (n = 21,649) show large gender differences in COVID-19−related beliefs and behaviors. Women are more likely to perceive the pandemic as a very serious health problem and to agree and comply with restraining measures. These differences are only partially mitigated for individuals cohabiting or directly exposed to COVID-19. This behavioral factor contributes to substantial gender differences in mortality and is consistent with women-led countries responding more effectively to the pandemic. It calls for gender-based public health policies and communication. Source:

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