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

A group of kids used design thinking for crime solutions. They came up with three great ideas

The ideas led to prototypes of all sorts, from renewed parks and bully schools, to devices that would help bullies calm down. But most importantly, the children sent a powerful message: they have clues for how to fix our region's most complex problems.

Interview: Facebook can escalate conflicts. One organization is using it to stop murders

Combining innovation and technology, the Citizen Crime Commission of NY uses Facebook to detect potential conflicts and intervene before they turn deadly.

Reducing Community Violence Starts at Home

Carnochan identifies the multiple points in David’s story where an intervention could have drastically changed his life, and details a case-management approach now in place that brings together police, social services, education, hospitals, and other stakeholders to regularly...

Brazilian paradox: how gangs grow stronger in prisons

Higher incarceration rates and worse conditions on the inside both feed prison gang strength.

Why are more developed countries in Latin America also so violent?

In Latin America, a better predictor of violence is not just development but a broader network of rights, attitudes and opportunities

How Scotland beat the knives

Stop search is a very effective policing tactic. It deters weapon carrying and provides an opportunity to speak to the at risk youth and convey to them an accurate and clear message

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.

Four steps to use the public health model to curb crime

Scottland managed a dramatic reduction in violence by implementing a public health model to crime through its Violence Reduction Unit

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