Research and Advocacy
The Violence Research Centre aims to contribute to the advancement of the understanding of the causes, the consequences, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. This includes childhood aggression, bullying, assault and robbery, homicide, domestic abuse and sexual violence. The Centre takes an interdisciplinary perspective that draws on theoretical approaches and empirical findings from criminology, psychology, biology, political science, sociology, and history. We work closely with academics and policy-making institutions both nationally and internationally.
Research conducted at the Violence Research Centre addresses three questions:
- What are the individual, social and biological causes of violence?
- How to prevent violence effectively?
- Why do levels of violence vary between societies and over time?
Projects hosted by the Centre have received funding from a wide range of sources, including, the British Academy, the European Commission, the Jacobs Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the National Institute of Justice USA, the Newton Trust, and the Optimus Foundation.