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Seminar: The Costs of Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Methodological Innovations and New Dimensions

Date: 24 Jan 2013 to 25 Jan 2013

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: 1300 New York Ave. NW, Washington, Room Andres Bello, United States

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Crime and violence are major concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean, taking up a substantial amount of governments’ resources and efforts. So far, however, little work has been done to quantify the negative consequences of these phenomena.  

In order to increase understanding of these issues, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is undertaking a rigorous research agenda that will, in addition to quantifying the negative impacts of crime and violence, inform the public policy debate and provide tools for systematic and robust analysis of citizen security policies promoted by governments.  

In a two-day seminar at IDB headquarters in Washington, DC on January 24-25, lead researchers from the region and internationally recognized experts Stephen Raphael (UC Berkeley), Mark Cohen (Vanderbilt University), Michael Jacobson (Vera Institute) and Hugh Waters  (Johns Hopkins University) will present new estimates of the cost of violence and evidence-based evaluation of the impact of different citizen security policies, as well as provide an overview of the state-of-the art knowledge in this area. 

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