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When it comes to combating crime and homicide in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)—home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world—policymakers have few tested tools at their disposal. Although evidence is scarce, recent efforts to produce rigorous research is helping to broaden our understanding of what works in reducing violence and crime in the region.
The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Innovations for Poverty Action are pleased to announce a webinar series on violence and crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. This series of monthly webinars aims to shed light on novel innovative research on violence and crime in the LAC region and its policy implications.
All webinars are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend; recordings will be available approximately 1-3 business days after each event. For more information on each webinar and registration, please visit the individual webinar pages below.
- February 10, 2021 - Gang Rule: An Experiment in Countering Criminal Governance
- March 31, 2021 - Criminal Leviathans: How Prison Gangs Organize Crime and Threaten the State from Behind
- April 27, 2021 - Brokering Truces Between Gangs in Latin America: New Evidence on the Effects on Communities
- June 22, 2021 - Transportation Infrastructure in Medellin: Importing Opportunity or Exporting Crime?
- September 28, 2021 - Organized Crime and Economic Growth: Evidence from Mafia Infiltrated Municipalities in Italy
- October 26, 2021 - Criminal Participation and Violence among Youth
- November 15, 2021 - Precision Policing to Reduce Gun Violence: Evidence from New York City
- January 25, 2022 - Socioemotional Skills Development and School-Based Violence Reduction in Central America
- March 9, 2022 - The Impact of Military Policing in Colombia: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation
- May 27, 2022 - Warriors and Vigilantes as Police Officers: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Body-Cameras in Rio de Janeiro