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Uruguay Youth Violence Prevention Project

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The Uruguay Youth Violence Prevention Project aims to provide the authorities in Uruguay with the empirical foundations for an evidence-based policy to reduce youth violence. Its core element is a large-scale victimization and self-report delinquency survey with 2500 adolescents in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. The study resulted in a report to the government of Uruguay that comprises findings on the basic distribution of violent perpetration and victimization amongst adolescents, core risk factors associated with violence, and strategic recommendations on a future violence prevention policy.

Investigators: Professor Manuel Eisner (PI), Nico Trajtenberg (PhD student) | Funding: Optimus Foundation (GBP 65,000) | Image: Nicholas P. Tschopp

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Trajetenberg, Nico and Eisner, Manuel (2014). "Towards a More Effective Violence Prevention Policy in Uruguay"/"Hacia una política de prevención de la violencia en Uruguay" University of Cambridge, Departamento de Sociologia Universidad de la Republica.

Download the English version "Towards a More Effective Violence Prevention Policy in Uruguay"

Download the Spanish version "Hacia una política de prevención de la violencia en Uruguay"