Apr 2020
Author(s): Villa-Mar, Karelia; Vélez-Grajales, Viviana; Cedillo, Bárbara; Seymour, Morin; Munguía, Pavel
¿Qué ha funcionado en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) para prevenir la violencia? ¿Cómo podemos mejorar el servicio policial y el acceso a la justicia? ¿Cuáles son las medidas alternativas al…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Joseph, Joel; Pemberton, Cecile; Phillip, Ursan
This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence against women in Suriname. The data comes from…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Joseph, Joel; Pemberton, Cecile; Phillip, Ursan
This report presents the first nationally representative estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence against women in Suriname. The data comes from…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Young, Michelle
A new diagnosis of gang activity in Belize City, sponsored by the government of Belize and undertaken with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, reveals issues of significant concern…
May 2019
Author(s): Domínguez, Patricio; Asahi, Kenzo
This paper studies the effect of ambient light on crime, taking advantage of the daylight saving time (DST) policy, which imposes exogenous variations in daylight exposure at specific hours of the…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Fielding, William; Ballance, Virginia; Smith, Philip; Veyrat-Pontet, Alexandre; Sutton, Heather; Curry, Chris; Ulentin, Anne; Oenbring, Raymond; Bethel, Nicolette; Bain, Ebonesse; Collie, Rodericka; Durham, Shantique; Dames, Andrella; Minnis, Jessica; Taylor, Jacinth; Johnson, Pandora; Newry-Pintard, Yvette; Parker, Quincy; Poitier-Albury, Wendyi; Moxey-Adderley, Theresa; Williams, Elizabeth; Gibson-Mobley, Ingrid; Sands, Shamel; Robins, Bernadette; McHardy, Dale; Miller, Ky’Shaun; Thomas, Adelle; Bethell-Bennett, Ian; Velasquez, Jose
This publication, a collaboration between the Inter-American Development Bank and the University of The Bahamas, presents the findings of a study of sentenced inmates at the prison in The Bahamas…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Muggah, Robert
Ensuring the safety and security of citizens is one of the most important and difficult functions of municipal governments in many countries. This document brings to light experiments in Latin…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Muggah, Robert
Hoy en día hay cada vez más ciudades que están innovando con iniciativas de prevención y reducción del crimen y de la violencia. Garantizar la seguridad de los ciudadanos es una de las funciones más…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Chinchilla M., Laura; Vorndran, Doreen
In the last decade, Latin American and Caribbean governments have advanced toward a systemic management of the citizen security and justice issues, integrating strategies of crime and violence…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Chinchilla M., Laura; Vorndran, Doreen
En la última década, los gobiernos de los países de América Latina y el Caribe han avanzado hacia una gestión sistémica de los problemas de la Seguridad Ciudadana y Justicia integrando estrategias de…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Rodrigues Gomes, Camila
Despite the widespread debate about crime in Brazil and the alarming increase in homicides in recent years, few studies have analyzed or exposed evidence of the impact of public security spending on…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Rodrigues Gomes, Camila
Apesar do amplo debate sobre a criminalidade no Brasil e do aumento alarmante dos homicídios nos últimos anos, poucos estudos analisaram o impacto dos gastos com segurança pública na contenção da…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
O gasto público aumentou na América Latina e no Caribe. Aproveitando uma tendência mundial de gastos e uma alta inesperada das commodities, os governos da região tentaram abrir caminho para o futuro…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Flom, Hernán
Most Latin American countries face a systemic challenge in providing citizen security. In other words, the region’s current insecurity is not only the responsibility of state actors in isolation, but…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Organization of American States; Colombia. Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC); Inter American Development Bank
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region shows evidence of a broad and growing adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT). More than half of the population connects regularly…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Organización de los Estados Americanos; Colombia. Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
La región de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (ALC) demuestra una adopción amplia y creciente de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones (TIC). Más de la mitad de la población se conecta…
May 2017
Author(s): Peirce, Jennifer
This paper presents updated information about crime and violence in Belize, and about current and recent initiatives that address these issues, with an emphasis on youth and on Southside Belize City…