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COVID-19 BLOG

The COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemic of rights violations in Brazil – the alarming state of prisons Sérgio Adorno – USP, Brazil Camila Nunes Dias – UFABC, Brazil Although the Coronavirus pandemic has generated impacts worldwide, its effects may be more perverse in some countries, and certainly so for the most vulnerable segments of the COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

Pressing Questions of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Geopolitical Trends, the Future of Academia, and What’s for Dinner? Ellen GuttermanGlendon College, York University I teach International Relations at a large research-oriented university in Toronto, Canada. When the novel coronavirus pandemic hit here – for us it was mid-March, 2020 when schools and universities closed; all non-essential businesses COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

Chance or hurdle? Covid-19 and yakuza’s adaptation skills Martina Baradel University of Birkbeck Japanese organised crime groups, the yakuza, are involved in a variety of legal, semi-legal and illegal activities. Therefore, the restrictive measures due to the spread of Covid-19 in Japan had an impact on their business as well. In particular, the night-time entertainment COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

Requiem for students Giorgio Agamben (Translated by Baris Cayli Messina from Italian to English) As we had anticipated, lectures in universities will be held online next year. For a careful observer, this was not surprising, and the so-called pandemic would be used as a pretext for the diffusion of increasingly pervasive digital technology, which has COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

My online teaching during the pandemic of Covid-19 Joselle Dagnes University of Turin, Italy. This week I finished my first entirely taught online course: 54 hours of lessons (plus 18 laboratory hours) with 367 students whose faces I have never seen. If someone had told me before, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. I would COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

 A Criminologist’s musings on the pandemic and wildlife trade and trafficking Tanya Wyatt Northumbria University I have been researching illegal wildlife trade for 15 years. The coronavirus pandemic, therefore, is a shock, but not a surprise. All that time, I have been citing work of epidemiologists warning that wildlife trade—legal and illegal—posed animal, human, and COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

Never waste a good crisis The Liaison Officer in Rome for the Dutch National Police, Italy.The Project leader of the Anti-Maffia Team of the Dutch National Police, Netherlands. At the end of February, the first case of Covid-19 was found in The Netherlands, its first death followed a week later. After some weeks of “soft” COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

Misuse or missed use of data? Considerations for a Public Health Approach Lewis Prescott-MaylingThames Valley Violence Reduction UnitThames Valley Police I remember my early days as a police officer. Before each shift an officer would come in early to start the printer into action spitting out reams of paper. Once the team were settled at COVID-19 BLOG

COVID-19 BLOG

How Mafia-type groups respond to Italy’s Covid-19 economic emergency Martina Bedetti University of Bath The Coronavirus outbreak is having a severe impact on the global economy: big drops in stock markets, a rise in unemployment and the risk of a global recession. (1) In particular, Italy, which has been one the worst affected countries in COVID-19 BLOG