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Read more at: VRC Violence Prevention Report presented at YEF

VRC Violence Prevention Report presented at YEF

14 July 2020

Early in July, the VRC report Effective violence prevention: An overview of the international evidence was presented, alongside the EBLS foundational report at a Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) expert meeting on Youth Violence by Prof Manuel Eisner and VRC affiliated researcher Dr Aja Murray (University of Edinburgh). The...

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Read more at: EBLS update: activity report

EBLS update: activity report

9 July 2020

Evidence for Better Lives (EBLS) is an innovative birth-cohort study in low- and middle-income countries across the world. Between 2018 and 2019, a pilot version, also known as Foundational Study, collected data from 1,208 pregnant women - during the third trimester of pregnancy - living in Ghana, Jamaica, Pakistan, the...

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Read more at: VRC during COVID-19: introducing two new research pages

VRC during COVID-19: introducing two new research pages

23 June 2020

From March 2020 the VRC has been operating remotely due to lockdown constraints. Research themes linked to the pandemic were shared through virtual seminars (webinars) while our network of affiliated researchers continued to collaborate on papers on a variety of themes . In April we started a Covid page to share...

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Read more at: Latest papers: child violence prevention and covid compliance

Latest papers: child violence prevention and covid compliance

28 May 2020

Our affiliated researchers have published a number of papers on violence prevention topics and well-being. Here is a selection of the latest contributions. Bullying Childhood Risk and Protective Factors as Predictors of Adolescent Bullying Roles by Izabela Zych, David P. Farrington, Vicente J. Llorent, Denis Ribeaud...

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Read more at: Violence in the Pandemic - HFG Research and Policy in Brief

Violence in the Pandemic - HFG Research and Policy in Brief

29 April 2020

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) released Violence and the Pandemic: Urgent Questions for Research , a concise report covering implications of Covid-19 for violence prevention research and policy. Our director, Prof Manuel Eisner, and Prof Amy Nivette (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) analysed worldwide data...

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Read more at: Latest papers on teen aggression, domestic violence and birth cohort studies

Latest papers on teen aggression, domestic violence and birth cohort studies

15 April 2020

As we adjust to different ways of living and working during these trying times, here are the latest papers involving our team and researchers affiliated to the VRC, all published in March and April 2020. Adolescent aggression Aimee Neaverson, Aja Louise Murray, Denis Ribeaud and Manuel Eisner authored A Longitudinal...

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Major media engagement for z-proso and sp-proso

26 February 2020

The start of 2020 saw considerable media coverage of two international projects we are associated with, z-proso and sp-proso . These studies link our Centre to researchers all over the world who are passionate about finding out at what stage in a child's development aggressive behaviours can be identified and what are...

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Read more at: Moral Neutralisation of Violence - Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture

Moral Neutralisation of Violence - Holocaust Remembrance Day lecture

5 February 2020

On Monday 27 January 2020, International Holocaust Remembrance Day , the VRC hosted a public lecture by Prof Manuel Eisner entitled Moral Neutralisation of Violence and the Perpetration of Inhumanities . The talk weaved biographical reflections on the link between family experiences and theories on moral disengagement with...

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Read more at: Open-access papers to welcome 2020!

Open-access papers to welcome 2020!

23 January 2020

Happy New Year from the VRC! Here is a selection of published papers by members of our team and affiliated researchers in the UK and abroad. These are stored in the University of Cambridge’s Apollo repository. Policing Doing research with police elites in Ghana - Sowatey, E., & Tankebe, J. (2019) Abstract Much of our...

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Read more at: EBLS films and key report launched at November Symposium

EBLS films and key report launched at November Symposium

12 December 2019

Findings from the Evidence for Better Lives Study 's (EBLS) Foundational Study were presented on the 25 November 2019 Symposium at Jesus College Cambridge, where two short films and a key report entitled Addressing Violence against Children. Mapping the Needs and Resources in Eight Cities across the World were launched...

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