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Limits of public security policies: analysis of three urban security experiences

This document is a synthesis of the debate of the RISE plenary session 15-02-2022 based on presentations by Gonzalo Garate1, Franz Vandershueren2, Beatriz Elena Hernández Chaverra3 and conclusions by Amadeu Recasens4. From RISE, we propose to continue our open dialogue meetings on different aspects of security, such as the meeting on "the question of statistical… Sigue leyendo Limits of public security policies: analysis of three urban security experiences

Evidence-based policies, Security policies

Is statistical standardization across countries possible?

Within a State, a uniform classification of offenses based on legal codes facilitates comparative data analysis and the exchange of information between different institutions of the police and criminal justice system. On the other hand, at the regional level, harmonized definitions and classifications are necessary for the comparability of records and for analyzing regional trends.

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Police reform in Uruguay (or how to make an elephant trot)

The metaphor is useful to think about the path taken by the Uruguayan National Police in recent years. Between 2010 and 2020, this elephant of 33,000 officers woke up from a long nap and was put to trot towards the most significant police reform process since the return to democracy, which even presented innovative features in the Latin American context.

Evidence-based policies, Políticas baseadas em evidências, Publicação RISE

Debates de política pública baseados em evidências  

A segunda reunião plenária da Rede foi realizada em 5 de julho. Durante a reunião, as informações dos grupos de trabalho foram atualizadas e o foco principal da sessão foi o debate aberto sobre " como uma instância de coleta de conhecimento compartilhado nesta área. O encerramento da sessão, com a intenção de acrescentar atores plurais para pensar em segurança, esteve a cargo da empresa De croché títeres, que apresentou uma peça refletindo sobre a situação de violência na Colômbia.

Evidence-based policies, RISE post

Evidence-based public policy debates

The second plenary meeting of the Network was held on 5 July. At the meeting the information of the working groups was updated and the main focus of the session was the open debate on "The question of data in public policy" as an instance of gathering shared knowledge in this area. 

The closing of the meeting, with the intention of bringing together plural actors to think about security, was in charge of the De croché puppet company, who presented a play reflecting on the situation of violence in Colombia.

Security policies

Security policies and the phenomenon of maras in El Salvador

So far this century, although various governments have offered to implement integrated public security policies against maras or gangs, i.e. a systematic combination of prevention, institutional strengthening, social reinsertion and repression, in practice, at different times, one of these approaches has prevailed: exacerbated punishment (mano dura plans), selective punishment (prosecution, investigation and police intelligence) and informal agreements between gangs, known as truces, to reduce homicides, which, while not the only indicator of violence, are a fundamental one.

Políticas de segurança, Security policies

As políticas de segurança e o fenômeno das Maras em El Salvador

Até o presente século, embora vários governos tenham se oferecido para implementar políticas de segurança abrangentes contra maras ou gangues, ou seja, uma combinação sistemática de prevenção, fortalecimento institucional, reinserção social e repressão, na prática, em diferentes momentos, uma dessas abordagens prevaleceu: punição exacerbada (planos mano dura), punição seletiva (ação penal, investigação e inteligência policial) e acordos informais entre gangues, conhecidos como truces, para reduzir os homicídios que, embora não sejam o único indicador de violência, são fundamentais.