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Stop the Violence in Latin America : A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2167
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Latin American Development Forum
dc.contributor.author
Chioda, Laura
dc.date.accessioned
2017-01-25T17:59:59Z
dc.date.available
2017-01-25T17:59:59Z
dc.date.issued
2017-07
dc.description.abstract
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has the undesirable distinction of being the world’s most violent region, with 24.7 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. The magnitude of the problem is staggering and persistent. Of the top 50 most violent cities in the world, 42 are in LAC. In 2010 alone, 142,302 people in LAC fell victim to homicide, representing 390 homicides per day and 4.06 homicides every 15 minutes. Crime disproportionately affects young men aged 20 to 24, whose homicide rate of 92 per 100,000 nearly quadruples that of the region. The focus of Crime Prevention in Latin America and the Caribbean is to identify policy interventions that, whether by design or indirect effect, have been shown to affect antisocial behavior early in life and patterns of criminal offending in youth and adults. Particular attention is devoted to recent studies that rigorously establish a causal link between the interventions in question and outcomes. This publication adopts a lifecycle perspective and argues that as individuals progress through different stages of the lifecycle, not only do different sets of risk factors arise and take more prominence, but their interactions and interdependencies shape human behavior. These interactions and the relative importance of different sets of risk factors identify relevant margins that can effectively be targeted by prevention policies, not only early in life, but throughout the lifecycle. Indeed prevention can never start too early, nor start too late, nor be too comprehensive.
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dc.identifier.isbn
978-1-4648-0664-3
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25920
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Latin American Development Forum;
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
violence
dc.subject
prevention
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risk factors
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antisocial behavior
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homicides
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crime
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youth crime
dc.title
Stop the Violence in Latin America
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dc.title.subtitle
A Look at Prevention from Cradle to Adulthood
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Book
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2017-07-12
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0664-3
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210664
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true
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
okr.topic
Conflict and Development :: Conflict and Fragile States
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Conflict and Development :: National Protection and Security
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Conflict and Development :: Peace & Peacekeeping
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Social Development :: Children and Youth
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Social Development :: Crime and Society
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Social Development :: Social Conflict and Violence
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LCRCE

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