Crime and Criminal Justice enforcement in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. A natural experiment

The pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus produce conditions that cannot otherwise be created, offering researchers an opportunity to develop procedural approximations to true experiments (Fagan, 1990). The differential lockdown of various cities in Romania allows us to observe and measure differences in the naturally occurring conditions (i.e. “the intervention”)...

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COVID-19 and Increasing Global Trends in Authoritarianism

We are witnessing a global resurgence of authoritarianism. Amid crisis, such tendencies increase. Closer to home, the broader Central and Eastern European region is slowly moving away from the post-1989 trend of democracy consolidation. A strong counter-reaction to the democratization efforts of the last three decades can be identified in...

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