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European Criminology Award for Professor Manuel Eisner

We are delighted to announce that Professor Manuel Eisner, Director and Founder of the Violence Research Centre, has been awarded the European Criminology Award for 2017 by the European Society of Criminology.

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Research and Advocacy

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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