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Violence Research Centre


We have started 2019 with great enthusiasm, buoyed by our website’s analytics report. In 2018 our website was visited by 63,443 people, a 679% increase from 2017. Our London Medieval Murder Map has caught the attention of both the general public and the academic world. We have received interesting emails and achieved international media coverage. We were frankly unprepared by this runaway success and we are still experiencing a huge number of visitors to our website (over 18,000 between 2-8 January 2019).

Our main research focus is on violence prevention and we have had a busy 2018 with solid progress made on the EBLS and z-proso projects. We have published two reports on these studies, you can download them by visiting the relevant research pages.

We are planning our 2019 calendar and we will publish some information as soon as arrangements are finalised. So watch this space for events, research news and conferences. The VRC will turn 5 in September 2019, a mere child compared to our parent Institute, which is turning 60 this year. It was founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz in 1959.

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