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A warm welcome from the Director, Professor Manuel Eisner

The Violence Research Centre (VRC), based at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, promotes the understanding of the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. The VRC takes a strong interest in advancing quantitative methodologies for the study of violence and conducts programme evaluations alongside longitudinal, experimental and cross-national comparative studies.

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Seminars and Workshops

We focus on the study of interpersonal violence, including 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 seminars and workshops every year. We document most of our activities on our social media channels. See the right-hand grey panel for relevant links. We have a big number of talks on our YouTube Channel.

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Research and Advocacy

Our research combines theoretical findings with empirical data. We work with academics and policy-making institutions to promote violence prevention. We collaborate with experts and civil society organisations, nationally and internationally.

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PhD Students

We welcome applications from students wishing to undertake research within our areas of expertise. We supervise students in a broad range of topics.

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Join the VRC on social media!

Join us on Youtube and Facebook

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