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Violence Research Centre


The VRC team and affiliated researchers are organising webinars and writing on themes relating to the pandemic. We will also be sharing other strands of research within the Institute of Criminology and the University of Cambridge, with a focus on humanities. This page will be updated on a regular basis. 


Publications - VRC

Available on the HFG website - here.


Webinars - VRC

Dr Peter Neyroud, Prof Manuel Eisner & Prof Amy Nivette: Social Distancing in the Pandemic: Policing and Compliance - 24 April 2020

A subsequent paper presented the findings mentioned in the webinar. 
Non-compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures among young adults: Insights from a longitudinal cohort study by Amy Nivette, Denis Ribeaud, Aja Murray, Annekatrin Steinhoff, Laura Bechtiger, Urs Hepp, Lilly Shanahan and Manuel Eisner. It is available here.

Prof Manuel Eisner: Crime in Times of the Pandemic. An Outline of Research Issues


Child Protection

Webinar about COVID-19 and Child Protectionwith speaker connected to EBLS study. Organised by Early Childhood Development Action Network​ (ECDAN).


Other projects @ The Institute of Criminology

Domestic Violence


New summary of evidence relating to policing domestic abuse under COVID-19 conditions, compiled and summarized by the New Zealand Police Evidence-Based Policing Unit on behalf of the Australia-New Zealand Society of EBP, with most of the original research done by the Police Executive Programme at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. Download the report at 






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