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New research on the impact of teacher-student relationships

Just how important is the student-teacher relationship for adolescents? Prof. Manuel Eisner gives an interview on research done with colleagues at VRC, showing that students demonstrated fewer behaviour problems if they reported better relationships with their teachers and teachers reported better relationships with them.

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Homicide Dispatches are now launched!

Is it possible to significantly reduce interpersonal violence in a single generation? Prof. Manuel Eisner believes that the answer is yes. In "How to Reduce Homicide by 50% in the Next 30 Years", an article written in collaboration with @InstitutoIgarape, he presents some of the basic reforms to be conducted in order to effectively reduce the homicide rates.

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Report "Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years"

“2015 is a chance to change history”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the post-2015 development agenda. This includes a chance to revolutionise our approach to violence. The report "Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years" documents that, for the first time ever, policy makers, stakeholders and researchers are beginning to believe that we can find better ways everywhere to protect children from physical and sexual abuse, women from intimate partner violence, and young men from premature death and injury in drug wars and alcohol-related fighting.

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Our research is based on an approach which combines theoretical findings with empirical data. We work closely with academics and policy-making institutions, both nationally and internationally, to disseminate our research and promote the debate on violence prevention.

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The Violence Research Centre (VRC) conducts research to promote the understanding of the causes, the consequences, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. The VRC takes a strong interest in advancing quantitative methodologies for the study of violence and conducts longitudinal studies, experimental studies, programme evaluations, epidemiological surveys, and cross-national comparative studies. The research is done in close cooperation with leading experts from academia, policy-making institutions and civil society organizations.

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