Systematic review protocol: The impact of policing interventions on violent crime in developing countries

Higginson, Angela, Mazerolle, Lorraine, Davis, Jacqueline, Bedford, Laura, & Mengersen, Kerrie (2013) Systematic review protocol: The impact of policing interventions on violent crime in developing countries. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation.

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  1. Background for the review

1.1. Violent crime

Violence is a global public health problem with complex causes at the individual, family, community, and societal levels (World Health Organization [WHO], 2002a). Worldwide, the direct impact of violence is estimated at 4400 deaths per day and many thousands of injuries (Krug, Mercy, Dahlberg, & Zwi, 2002), and the economic cost of this violence is estimated to be between $95 and $163 billion per year (Geneva Declaration Secretariat, cited in Willman & Makisaka, 2010). Direct costs of violent crime victimisation include those related to health care, lost work productivity, law enforcement and prosecution of offenders, rehabilitation, and repairing damage to property (Fajnzylber, Lederman, & Loayza, 2002; Hofman, Primack, Keusch, & Hrynkow, 2005; WHO, 2002a). For victims, mortality, physical and psychological damage, disability, and social problems are immediate and long-lasting outcomes of violence (WHO, 2002a). The indirect impact of violent crime varies across countries...

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ID Code: 97596
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: violent crime
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2016 03:02
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2016 22:56

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