Increasingly, people are reading their email on their Apple Watch, tracking their sleep with their Fitbit, asking Siri for directions or demanding Alexa to change the song. We are moving towards a world of wearable technology. But for researchers at the MIT Media Lab, wearable technology is not just a luxury. It can prevent violence and save lives. After the 2012 Delhi … [Read more...] about Wearable Technology for Violence Prevention
Originally published in Spanish Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) suffers disproportionately from the impact of violence against women compared to other regions. The vast majority of victims are men, and especially young people. But the impact on women is also high, and manifests itself in many ways. Women who suffer from violence are more likely to have depression. … [Read more...] about What is the cost of violence against women for their health, their children, and their work?
Some say violence begets violence, and cities like New York have seen violence at its worst. But violence also begets innovation, and cities such as New York are witnessing cutting-edge solutions for crime prevention. The Citizen Crime Commission of NY, an independent, nonpartisan organization working to reduce crime and to improve the criminal justice system, has been at the … [Read more...] about Interview: Facebook can escalate conflicts. One organization is using it to stop murders
A Spanish version of this article is available here. If you are expecting another article on the election results and the new president of the United States, or their implications for Latin America, go back to CNN. Here you are going to be disappointed. In the US presidential elections, voters were asked about criminal justice reform. In fact, 154 ballots with criminal … [Read more...] about US voters are divided over presidents but more united on criminal justice reforms
Presumably, one of the purposes of prison is to change or ‘rehabilitate’ inmates so that they do not reoffend – to reduce recidivism, in policy language. The reality is, many formerly incarcerated people do reoffend and many return to prison. Recidivism rates, therefore, are an important set of data for criminal justice policymakers. What’s more, internationally-funded projects … [Read more...] about Measuring recidivism is hard but we must get it right