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View the latest COVID-19 crime and justice items collected by the AIC library.

An increasing risk of family violence during the Covid-19 pandemic: strengthening community collaborations to save lives / Andrew Campbell
While no clear precedent for the current crisis exists in academic literature, exploring the impact of natural disasters on family violence reports may provide important insight for family violence victim-serving professionals.
Forensic Science International: Reports April (In press)
 
Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic and work from home: challenges of cybercrimes and cybersecurity / Tabrez Ahmad
More and more of us are working from home and criminals are seeking to capitalise on this. Criminals are using coronavirus-themed phishing scams to take advantage of workplace disruption.
SSRN April 2020

COVID-19: Reducing the risk of infection might increase the risk of intimate partner violence /  N. van Gelder, A. Peterman, A. Potts et al
A relevant but often overlooked risk during a pandemic and its socially disrupting response, is the potential increase of intimate partner violence.
EClinical Medicine April 2020

FBI sees rise in fraud schemes related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic / Federal Bureau of Investigation
Fake email, phishing and counterfeit equipment are all being used by scammers to take advantage of people spending more time online.
Federal Bureau of Invesigation March 2020
 
Organized crime in the time of Corona /Richard Behar
Following on from the paper Crime and the Contagion which explains the impact of a pandemic on organized crime, this article expands on how organised crime  is coping and ultimately exploiting the COVID-19 nightmare.
Forbes magazine March 2020
 
Pandemics and violence against women and children /Amber Peterman, Alina Potts, Megan O'Donnell et al
Pandemics as well as economic uncertainty, civil unrest and disaster are linked to risks for increased violence against women and children.  The authors document nine main pathways to this occurring now.
Centre for Global Development April 20
 
What coronavirus means for online fraud, forced sex, drug smuggling, and wildlife trafficking /Vanda Felbab-Brown
This article looks at the trends across the illicit economies of drug smuggling and poaching, wildlife trafficking, and sexual slavery in light of the Corona virus.
Brookings April 2020
 
What law enforcement personnel need to know about Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC (US)
A general briefing on the virus, its communication and PPE equipment.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention March 2020


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