Jun 2021
Author(s): Cafferata, Fernando G.; Scartascini, Carlos
La delincuencia es un problema importante en América Latina y el Caribe. Con el 9 por ciento de la población mundial, la región suma el 33 por ciento de los homicidios. Utilizando nuevos y amplios…
Jun 2021
Author(s): Cafferata, Fernando G.; Scartascini, Carlos
Crime is a major problem in Latin America and the Caribbean. With 9 percent of the world's population, the region accounts for 33 percent of global homicides. Using new, extensive survey data,…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Norza, Ervyn; Perez-Vincent, Santiago M.; Tobón, Santiago; Vanegas-Arias, Martín
This technical note examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime and law enforcement dynamics in Colombia. The analysis uses administrative data on police reports and arrests for different…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Norza, Ervyn; Perez-Vincent, Santiago M.; Tobón, Santiago; Vanegas-Arias, Martín
Este artículo examina el impacto de la pandemia del COVID-19 en las dinámicas del crimen y la actividad policial en Colombia. El análisis usa datos administrativos de denuncias y capturas policiales…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Centre for Leadership and Governance
This report presents the findings of the inmate survey, Jamaica, which was conducted from August to September 2018. A total of 724 inmates from the seven adult prisons in Jamaica were surveyed. The…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Research Institute For Social Sciences
This report presents the findings of the inmate survey, Suriname, which was conducted from November 2018. A total of 505 inmates from the adult prisons and police stations in Suriname were surveyed.…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity and Violence; Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero; Bergman, Marcelo; Seepersad, Randy; Safranoff, Ana; Cafferata, Fernando G.
This report presents new systematic data on the characteristics of inmates in prisons in six Caribbean countries, the factors which may have led to their incarceration, the conditions within the…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arisi, Diego; Cortés, Alix; Morales, Ulises
Este guia técnico facilita a aplicaçao da Conhecimento para resultados (K4R), uma metodologia de gestao de conhecimento e inovaçao pública que ajuda as instituiçoes do Estado a obter melhores…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arisi, Diego; Cortés, Alix; Morales, Ulises
Presentamos en esta guía Conocimiento para Resultados (K4R) (Knowledge for Results en inglés), una metodología de gestión de conocimiento e innovación pública que ayuda a las instituciones del Estado…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arisi, Diego; Cortés, Alix; Morales, Ulises
Este guia técnico facilita a aplicaçao da Conhecimento para resultados (K4R), uma metodologia de gestao de conhecimento e inovaçao pública que ajuda as instituiçoes do Estado a obter melhores…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Sutton, Heather; Laborda, Leopoldo
This study analyzes how the COVID-19 crisis is generating changes in police work and assesses its potential impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of police forces in Latin America and the…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Alvarado, Nathalie; Sutton, Heather; Laborda, Leopoldo
Este estudio analiza cómo la crisis del COVID-19 está generando cambios en el trabajo policial y evalúa su efecto en la efectividad y legitimidad de las policías de la región. Mediante una encuesta…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Villa-Mar, Karelia; Vélez-Grajales, Viviana; Cedillo, Bárbara; Restrepo, Andrés; 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; Bethel-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…