Perhaps it is misleading for a blogpost that presents the findings of a research project on violence against public security, care and safety officials to start with once again repeating a bit of good news that is often overlooked: overall, violent crime has steadily decreased in Western society.
Stress and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in mental health concerns among young people studying and working online. How can youth-led initiatives be the solution to the growing demand for concise guidelines on the best practices during remote studying and working?
Recent research on the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the correlation between trust and compliance with outbreak containment measures is a lot more complex than previously thought. These findings present new challenges to policy makers, who may have to think outside of the box when crisis hits.
The pandemic and adopted measures present a great challenge for public health, social life, the economy, and (violent) crime. In a series of blogs, we examine to what extent the pandemic has impacted violent crime. First, we discuss causality and the potential mechanisms at work.