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A warm welcome from the Director, Professor Manuel Eisner

The Violence Research Centre (VRC), based at the Institute of Criminology, promotes the understanding of the causes, consequences and 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.

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Conferences and Workshops

The VRC focuses on the study of interpersonal violence. This includes childhood aggression, bullying, assault and robbery, homicide, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We take an interdisciplinary perspective that draws on theoretical approaches and empirical findings from criminology, psychology, biology, political science, sociology and history. We host a number of conferences and workshops every year.

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Research and Advocacy

Our research is based on an approach that 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. We work closely with leading experts, policy-making institutions and civil society organisations, both nationally and internationally.

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Would you like to stay updated about the Violence Research Centre's research, events, news in the field of global violence reduction and opportunities to work with us? "Like" us on Facebook. If you have missed some of our past events, have a look at our YouTube Channel. You can now find us on LinkedIn and Twitter

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