Un espacio para ideas y soluciones en seguridad ciudadana y justicia en América Latina y el Caribe

Why crime journalism has to change

Journalists arrived with laptops bulging with projects for examining the dramatic reforms in play in their countries on sentencing, corrections and judicial procedures, in police strategy, and violence prevention efforts—to name just a few. But in order for them to succeed—that...

How Haiti successfully curbed kidnappings

“What I encountered was a mess,” said Arce, who served as a U.S. Department of State anti-kidnaping advisor for Haiti’s National Police under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from August 2012 to December 2013. “There was a kidnapping almost every day,...

Fix the divide between science and policing

The challenge of translating the lessons on research into practice in policing is considerable. These innovations require a new institutional relationship between the police and scientists.

Whither Rio de Janeiro’s Police Pacification Units?

Notwithstanding major crises and criticism, the UPP constitute the single most important public security initiative in the state. And yet the persistent informality of the UPP may eventually undermine its sustainability.

Lessons from New York and Tel Aviv: policing hotspots

Police must refocus their paradigm of crime control from one that is centered on offenders to one that is centered on places