By Julienne Gage A new report by the United Nations Office on Crime and Drugs shows that homicides in Haiti are on the rise. Still, Haitians could have reason to be optimistic about the country’s future. … [Read more...] about Will higher crime rates derail Haiti’s potential for prosperity?
By Chris Sabatini The development community has long assumed a relationship between levels of socioeconomic development and security. When we look at the broader concept of social inclusion, that relationship also holds true. Richer countries tend to also be more socially inclusive -- and less violent. But in Latin America, there are some inconsistencies between countries … [Read more...] about Why are more developed countries in Latin America also so violent?
This is the second post on how Scotland used the public health model to curb violence. The first post was published on Nov. 7 By John Carnochan In six years ending 2013, we cut the homicide rate in Scotland by half, and we used the public health model to do it. In the first post I laid out some of the general principles underpinning this model as it relates to crime … [Read more...] about How Scotland beat the knives