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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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Read more at: Prof Eisner presents EBLS at INSPIRE Jamboree in Uganda

Prof Eisner presents EBLS at INSPIRE Jamboree in Uganda

4 July 2019

Prof Manuel Eisner attended the 1st INSPIRE Implementation Jamboree - Advancing evidence-based action to end violence against children - in Kampala, Uganda, on 24-25 June 2019, where he presented the Evidence for Better Lives (EBLS) study to an international audience. EBLS is an innovative global birth-cohort study in...

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Read more at: Dr Justice Tankebe publishes paper on police cooperation against corruption

Dr Justice Tankebe publishes paper on police cooperation against corruption

23 May 2019

Dr Justice Tankebe has published a paper entitled Cooperation with the Police Against Corruption: Exploring the Roles of Legitimacy, Deterrence and Collective Action Theories in The British Journal of Criminology . Corruption is a global problem. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) identified it as a key...

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Read more at: Strong bonds with parents improve adolescent self-control

Strong bonds with parents improve adolescent self-control

3 May 2019

A recent study carried out by researchers at the VU University in Amsterdam, Utrecht University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Zurich suggests that healthy bonds with parents support the development of self-control in mid- and late adolescence. Lacking self-control, in turn, was found to predict...

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Read more at: 14 May Symposium open to all: Measuring Counterfactual Worlds That Matter Most to Policy

14 May Symposium open to all: Measuring Counterfactual Worlds That Matter Most to Policy

26 April 2019

The Real Gold Standard: Measuring Counterfactual Worlds That Matter Most to Policy . What research evidence do we need to inform policy about what works? Are experiments the ‘Gold Standard’ for establishing causal effects that matter for important policy goals in education, welfare, prevention and policing? Programme...

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Read more at: Prof M. Fernanda Peres, University of São Paulo, visits the VRC

Prof M. Fernanda Peres, University of São Paulo, visits the VRC

17 April 2019

Professor Maria Fernanda Peres from the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of São Paulo Medical School in Brazil, is visiting the VRC this month. She is the Principal Investigator, alongside Professor Manuel Eisner, of The São Paulo Project on the Social Development of Children (sp-proso) . This project uses the...

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