It was June 28, 1969. At that time, there was a concentration of bars and venues frequented by LGBTIQ+ individuals located in New York’s East Village neighborhood. They were illegal establishments and, for the most part, controlled by the mob. Police harassment was frequent, with periodic raids and arrests. This was so until June 28 at 1:30 a.m., when, during one of these … [Read more...] about How can justice systems mitigate violence against the LGBTIQ+ community?
Is violence a disease? Beginning in 2000, violent crime in Trinidad & Tobago began to increase significantly. Over the past three years, however, the country has experienced an alarmingly sharp rise in homicides and shootings. By June 2018, local papers began speculating that the country was on track to record the highest number of murders since independence. As of … [Read more...] about Is violence a disease? A public health model to prevent the “transmission” of violent crime
By Barbara Cedillo A translation of this post is available in Spanish A livestream transmission is available The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Vice Presidency of the Republic of Colombia, together with the Municipalities of Bogota and Medellin and with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, will hold the Ninth Citizen … [Read more...] about Announcement: The Ninth Citizen Security Week 2017 will be held in Colombia
Por Robert Pantzer The movie Moneyball is based on the true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt). Beane took over the As in 2002, when the team was mediocre and lacking the deep pockets of some of its rivals. Beane hired Peter Brand, a young Yale economics graduate with radical ideas about how to assess players' value. Rather than … [Read more...] about Machine Learning and Money Ball: Lessons for Domestic Violence Prediction and Prevention
By Robert Muggah Second part of a series on fragile cities Owing to unprecedented migrations to cities in the South, managing urban crime and violence is becoming one of the most significant public policy challenges of our times. The happiness and quality of life of literally billions of citizens – their health, their education and their personal safety - depends on … [Read more...] about Four ways fragile cities can avoid becoming failed cities