Leaders in Citizen Security and Justice Management for the Caribbean

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Provider Inter-American Development Bank
Platform Coursera
Weeks 10
Hours 4-5


This Social Sciences intermediate-level course taught in English, focuses on the theoretical concepts and practical implementation of citizen security and justice management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Seeing as there are challenges such as high rates of crime and violence being faced, the course also focuses on the inter-sectoral nature of policies that evaluate and improve the different links that make up the criminal justice system, using applied knowledge and technical tools to ensure fulfillment of the rule of law.

There are no prerequisites for this course as it’s expected to cater to a wide audience including public officials, journalists, civil society, authorities, academics and the public at large who should be very much concerned with these challenges. The participants will learn prevention models of youth violence and violence against women; key elements for police modernizations and reform; alternatives for criminal justice and social reintegration policies;  key elements for effective and efficient institutional management based on data.

The course was jointly designed by the IDB and the consortium of universities of Chile, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and FADISMA in Brasil. It’s free to audit, but might require a small fee to purchase a certificate of completion. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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