"....... the failure to respond to such a basic need—to prioritize criminal justice systems that can protect poor people from common violence—has had a devastating impact on two great struggles that made heroic progress in the last century but have stalled out for the poorest in the twenty-ﬁrst century: namely, the struggle to end severe poverty and the ﬁght to secure the most basic human rights.
Indeed, for the global poor in this century, there is no higher-priority need with deeper and broader implications than the provision of basic justice systems that can protect them from the devastating ruin of common violence. Because as anyone who has tasted it knows, if you are not safe, nothing else matters.
The Locust Effect then is the
surprising story of how a plague of
lawless violence is destroying two
dreams that the world deeply
cherishes: the dream to end global
poverty and to secure the most
fundamental human rights for the poor. "
(The Locust Effect: Why The End Of Povery Requires The End Of Violence. BY Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros)