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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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VRC hosts an Institute of Criminology's Thursday Seminar

6 December 2019

The Violence Research Centre (VRC) hosted an Institute of Criminology ’s Thursday Public Seminar on 7 November 2019. Entitled The Past, the Present and the Future of Violence Research , the event was also an opportunity to celebrate our fifth birthday with our Criminology colleagues, students and the general public. Before...

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Do teens respect law and authority?

30 October 2019

Innovative research by Dr Amy Nivette (Utrecht University), Prof Eisner (VRC, Criminology, University of Cambridge) and Dr Denis Ribeaud (Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich) sheds new light on the development of legal attitudes in adolescence. The open-access paper - entitled Evaluating...

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Criminology Day 2019

25 October 2019

On Friday 11 October, the Institute of Criminology opened its doors to prospective students and researchers to showcase its wide range of research projects. The VRC, alongside other research centres, contributed with posters and speakers. Students and visitors were treated to lectures, poster displays and a communal lunch...

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Happy 5th Birthday VRC!

3 October 2019

The Violence Research Centre (VRC) is five years old. It was officially launched during the Global Violence Reduction Conference on 18 September 2014. This international event was organised by the University of Cambridge and the World Health Organization. The Conference was filmed and photographed - you can see the photos...

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Read more at: Prof Eisner contributes to UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2019

Prof Eisner contributes to UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2019

7 August 2019

The UNODC’s (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) Global Study on Homicide 2019 was published online in July 2019, updating the 2014 edition. It aims to improve understanding of this complex issue and providing policymakers with a dataset of cross-national data to inform their decisions. The Study is divided in six...

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Read more at: Dr Niezink from Carnegie Mellon University visits the VRC

Dr Niezink from Carnegie Mellon University visits the VRC

10 July 2019

Nynke Niezink, assistant professor at the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), is visiting the Violence Research Centre (VRC) for two weeks. She is working with Dr Paolo Campana on a project on what drives organised crime-related violence, using a network perspective to...

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