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The Positive Effects of the Cure Violence Model for Families and Children
April 25, 2019
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Author: Cure Violence Publication Date: October 2015 Summary: The Cure Violence Model is an evidence-based, epidemic reversal approach to reducing violence that applies the same techniques used to stop other epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Community health workers are hired from the community and chosen for their access and credibility among the highest risk population. […]

Gangs, violence and the role of women and girls
April 25, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: March 2017 Summary: The focus of this Policy Note is specifically on the role of women and girls in gangs as an opportunity to examine whether a more “gendered” response to the phenomenon of gangsterism could have success. The case study for the research was the gangs […]

Street Gangs and Violent Extremist Organizations: learning across fields
April 25, 2019
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Author: Management Systems International Publication Date: September 2016 Summary: This paper identifies applicable lessons and programming recommendations that can be translated from street gang prevention to preventing or countering violent extremism (CVE). Understanding where street gang and VEO characteristics converge and diverge is important in order to apply learning cogently from one field to the other. As the […]

Webinar 24: Crime, Violence and Conflict
March 26, 2019
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the webinar recording. Webinar Description: This webinar will provide an overview of how emerging issues of crime and violence relate to and can inform the broader field of conflict, peace and security. Presenters will discuss USAID’s current strategic thinking on these overlapping, but sometimes distinct […]

Organized Crime and its Role in Contemporary Conflict
March 26, 2019
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Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Publication Date: September 2018 Summary: This brief aims to contribute to the basis of evidence for ongoing debates over the complex connections between criminal markets and conflict actors, organized-criminal groups and their use of violence in conflict settings. It presents a thorough analysis of the content of the UN Security […]

Crime and Conflict: The New Challenge for Peacebuilding

Author: International Alert Publication Date: July 2014 Summary: This report is offered as a contribution to the growing effort to understand the nexus between organised crime, armed violence and fragility, and to design effective responses. At the heart of the document is the hypothesis that an application of the approaches and overall lens of peacebuilding can enrich broader […]

Organized Crime, Conflict and Fragility: A New Approach
March 26, 2019
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Author: International Peace Institute Publication Date: July 2012 Summary: Transnational organized crime (TOC) is a global challenge posing serious threats to our collective peace and security. But in conflict-affected and fragile states the threats of transnational organized crime present particular and insidious challenges requiring new and innovative responses. Not only does TOC undermine the strength of the state, […]

Webinar 23: Gangs, Mafias, Election Violence, and Development: Why Countries Get Caught in A Savage Order
March 5, 2019
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Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 20 at 2:00 EST. Click here to view the recording. Click here to access the presentation. Webinar Description: The most violent countries in the world are not at war, but are highly unequal, highly polarized democracies. Why are these places so violent – and how can they recover? Based on field research on […]

A Theory of Organized Crime, Corruption and Economic Growth

Author: Keith Blackburn; Kyriakos C. Neanidis; Maria Paola Rana Publication Date: October 2017 Summary: A framework for studying the interactions between organized crime and corruption, together with the individual and combined effects of these phenomena on economic growth is developed in this article. Criminal organizations co-exist with law-abiding productive agents and potentially corrupt law enforcers. The crime […]

Organised Crime, Violence, and Development
March 5, 2019
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Author: Governance and Social Development Resource Centre Publication Date: August 2016 Summary: This guide summarises some of the most rigorous available evidence on the links between organised crime, violence and development. GSDRC Topic Guides aim to provide a clear, concise and objective report on findings from rigorous research on critical areas of development policy. Rather than provide […]

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