Category: Citizen Security


Guide for the Social Inclusion of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

  The social inclusion of formerly incarcerated individuals is a global challenge that requires reforms in the justice system, strengthening of the rule of law, and the implementation of specific public policies. This guide presents a synthesis of strategies adopted by programs on the topic

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Where are the world’s most homicidal cities in 2023?

May 2024 Recent findings from the Homicide Monitor demonstrate that Latin American and Caribbean cities exhibit persistently high homicide rates compared to other regions.   Cities are powerful indicators of the progress of nations. When cities prosper, so do the prospects of countries. When they


Social Reintegration of Former Inmates

The social reintegration process for former inmates presents challenges that extend beyond the confines of the justice system alone. In the Brazilian context, marked by regional disparities and social, racial, and educational inequalities, the lack of material, financial, and psychosocial support places ex-inmates in a


The Drugs-Crime Nexus in the Amazon Basin

Extracted from the UNODC’s 2023 World Drug Report, this summary addresses the nexus between drugs and environmental crimes, as well as converging crimes in the Amazon Basin. The extract, for which the head of Innovation at the Igarapé Institute, Robert Muggah, was responsible, indicates that


The predictions of Ilona Szabó to the World Economic Forum

  Co-founder and president of Igarapé Instituto, Ilona Szabó is one of global experts invited by the World Economic Forum to share key challenges presented today to decision-makers and leaders. In a Transformation Map, users are able to navigate through her answers and connect challenges


Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Massacres Send A Dire Message

Once again, Brazil’s hellish prisons are making global headlines. The spotlight this week is on Manaus, the capital of the country’s northern Amazonas state, where violence at different prisons left 55 inmates dead.


How Toronto can curb gun violence

A shadow hangs over Toronto after Sunday’s shooting on the Danforth. The recent killing spree follows on the heels of a vehicle attack on Yonge Street this spring and a raft of shootings, including one with small children in the crossfire last month.


Reducing Homicide: What Presidents Are Doing

The murder epidemic in Latin America is an appalling tragedy. But it is also an incredibly complex public policy challenge stemming from problems that have plagued the region for decades


To end the global murder epidemic, give mayors more power

Latin America accounts for 8% of the world’s population, but 33% of its homicides. A history of military repression, drug wars and dictatorships have made the region the most violent on earth, but now, new methods of preventing violence are springing up there.


La “Mano Dura”

Los enfoques que prometen ser “duros contra el delito” son atractivos para la opinión pública. Líderes autoritarios y populistas suelen usarlos, ya que suenan “moralmente justos” y orientados a la acción.


Genaro Lozano entrevista a Robert Muggah

En Foro Global, Genaro Lozano entrevista a Robert Muggah, colaborador de Americas Quarterly y cofundador y director de investigación del Think Tank Instituto Igarapé de Río de Janeiro.

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Brazil Violence Cost

Rising homicide rates are damaging Brazil’s economy and leading to skyrocketing public security costs.

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