Preventing violence is a task that begins in childhood. Two out of every three children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean are victims of child abuse or violent discipline at home, according to the most recent statistics. This promotes the intergenerational transmission of violence and has a close link to other delinquent behaviors. A key to eradicating this … [Read more...] about How to prevent child abuse to eradicate violence in Latin America and the Caribbean?
On May 17, we celebrate Father's Day. Beyond the festive connotations of the date, the day is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how the education of children and the social models that surround them play a vital role in the values that will guide their adult life. What kind of parents are we, and what parents do we want our children to be? Numerous studies show that … [Read more...] about This is Not a Game: Education, Machismo and Violence
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
Crime and violence have been around for centuries, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and around the world. But our understanding of why people commit crimes and why they commit crimes in given places and not in others remains incipient. In some cases, governments have improved at investigating crimes or controlling high crime areas, also known as hotspots. But to successfully … [Read more...] about Using Big Data to stop crime: six Colombian cities will show us how