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Read more at: Inaugural PhD event and VRC team update

Inaugural PhD event and VRC team update

9 April 2022

2021_oct.jpg Team update: Simone Castello (second from right) is leaving the VRC on 10 April 2022. She will continue working with Prof Eisner and Prof Jolliffe (visitor of the IoC, University of Greenwich) on the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology as Managing Editor. Simone wishes to thank everyone -...


Read more at: Meet the researcher - Dr Andrea Giovannetti

Meet the researcher - Dr Andrea Giovannetti

30 March 2022

Dr Andrea Giovannetti joined the VRC in mid March 2022 but has been collaborating remotely since 2020. He is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and works with Dr Paolo Campana on the project “Modelling the dynamics of Violent Gang-Crime: a Network approach”, financed by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and...


Read more at: Step into spring with VRC authors
Main picture: Yoksel Zok, Unplash, daffodils

Step into spring with VRC authors

9 March 2022

The Michaelmas and Lent terms have been very productive for researchers associated with the VRC. New publications are coming out alongside the spring's daffodils. These cover a variety of topics from theoretical contributions in the field of criminology to longitudinal studies tackling women's and children's mental health...


Read more at: Prof Eisner convenes the IoC’s workshop to celebrate 60 years of CSDD

Prof Eisner convenes the IoC’s workshop to celebrate 60 years of CSDD

2 February 2022

On Friday 21 January 2022, the Institute of Criminology (IoC) hosted a workshop to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cambridge Study of Delinquent Development (CSDD). The workshop brought together selected new research based on this unique study. It started with an introduction by Prof Manuel Eisner, Institutional Host of...


Read more at: New EBLS’ offshoot bridges CFR and VRC

New EBLS’ offshoot bridges CFR and VRC

27 January 2022

Laura Katus, Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research (CFR), Sara Valdebenito, Research Associate at the VRC and Claire Hughes, Deputy Director of the CFR and member of the EBLS Consortium have recently received a financial grant from the Cambridge Reproduction SRI’s Incubator Fund for a project entitled “...


Read more at: Winter reads: publications from VRC and affiliates

Winter reads: publications from VRC and affiliates

6 January 2022

The Michaelmas term has been very productive. As we enter the Lent term, here is a selection of the latest contributions by the VRC and its affiliated researchers. All publications are open access and free to read for everyone. Teen dating violence Eisner, Manuel (2021). The gender symmetry problem in physical teen dating...


Read more at: Meet the researcher – Dr Cecilia Meneghini

Meet the researcher – Dr Cecilia Meneghini

17 December 2021

The VRC carries out interdisciplinary research on the causes, prevention and consequences of interpersonal violence in national and international societies. In the third of a series of profiles of VRC researchers, we introduce our new Research Associate, Dr Cecilia Meneghini - who works with Dr Paolo Campana - an expert in...


Read more at: PhD student Laura Campo Tena contributes to WHO report on ageism

PhD student Laura Campo Tena contributes to WHO report on ageism

24 November 2021

Earlier this year, our PhD student, Laura Campo Tena, contributed to a World Health Organization (WHO)'s international report on ageism. The Global Report on Ageism “outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors (e.g. government, UN agencies, civil society...


Read more at: Autumnal picks: our latest published papers

Autumnal picks: our latest published papers

17 November 2021

The Michaelmas term is in full swing at the University of Cambridge and the VRC has a fresh batch of papers in publication - most are open access so free to read for everyone. Authority figures and social support in childhood and adolescence Nivette, A., Obsuth, I., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M. Fair Teachers, Fair Police...


Read more at: Criminology Day 2021

Criminology Day 2021

29 October 2021

On Friday 8 October, the Institute of Criminology (IoC) hosted its annual Criminology Day, bringing to a close the new students' Induction Week. Posters from the IoC's research centres were displayed in the lecture rooms with socially distanced measures in place. team_590.jpg Members of the VRC attended the event (from...


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