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

 A tale of two countries: we assess the potential impact of COVID19 on organized crime in the Korean Peninsula / Joongyoung Hahm and Mark Ronan
South Korea has responded swiftly and decisively, setting in motion a series of medically and technologically effective measures in a comprehensive, ‘all-government’ strategy to contain the coronavirus. By contrast, the peninsula’s communist autocracy, North Korea, in a vein that is consistent with its isolationist stance, has not disclosed how many have been infected with COVID-19 or how it has been countering the spread of the infection.
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime May 2020
A turning point, securitization, and policing in the context of Covid-19: building a new social contract between state and nation? / Clifford Stott, Owen West and Mark Harrison (UK)
A brief analysis of some of the security implications of Covid-19.
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice April 2020
Advisory on medical scams related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) / FinCen Advisory (US)
An alert for financial institutions to the rising incidence of medical scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
US Treasury May 2020
COVID-19 and pretrial detention / Chris Surprenant (US)
While programs connected to public health and the economy will receive the most attention in the coming months, the impact of COVID-19 on America’s criminal justice system, and specifically its approach to pretrial detention, should receive significant attention as well.
SSRN April 2020
Fighting COVID-19 misinformation on social media: experimental evidence for a scalable accuracy nudge intervention / Gordon Pennycook, Jonathon McPhetres et al
The COVID-19 pandemic has bred a multitude of falsehoods even as truth has increasingly become a matter of life-and-death. Why do people believe and spread false (and true) news content about COVID-19,and could an intervention intended to increase the truthfulness of the content people share on social media be effective?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 2020
Lockdown in lock up: Italy’s prison system has been plunged into crisis by the pandemic and the mafia / Serio Nazzaro, Lyes Tagziria and Ruggero Scaturro
The damage caused by the virus, both to public health and the economy, is unprecedented in more than a century. And, as with all national emergencies, the mafia have added to the disruption, and taken advantage of it.
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime May 2020
Minor Covid-19 association with crime in Sweden, a five week follow up / Manne Gerell, Johan Kardell and Johanna Kindgren.
The Covid-19 disease has a large impact on life across the globe, including on crime. This short report describes how crime has changed in Sweden during five weeks after the government started to implement interventions to reduce spread of the disease.
SocArXiv Papers May 2020

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