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
The crowd at our latest citizen security event at the IDB was not the usual one. No men in suits, no women in blazers, no government officials, no adults. Instead in our audience were 40 kids aged 8-10, in sneakers and dresses, spinning on their chairs, somewhat excited, slightly confused, very energetic. As much as they seemed to admire their parents' work, the daughters and … [Read more...] about A group of kids used design thinking for crime solutions. They came up with three great ideas
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
by Mary Vriniotis This post was originally published in the Caribbean DEVtrends blog Earlier this month I attended “Crime and Violence in The Bahamas: Data-Driven Policies for Effective Citizen Security”, a workshop jointly hosted by the IDB and the Government of The Bahamas. The purpose of the workshop was to learn about evidence-based approaches to violence reduction … [Read more...] about Reducing Community Violence Starts at Home