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Violence Research Centre


Our annual report is out! It has been a challenging but fruitful year for the VRC and its affiliated researchers, who have been collaborating on on-going international studies and partnered with us to launch new projects to analyse and understand the effects of Covid-19 on interpersonal violence, crime and societal well-being.

From March 2020 until the end of the academic year and throughout the summer, the Centre has been operating remotely. In September 2020 the Institute of Criminology reopened and we are now at the start of the academic year 2020-2021, working onsite and from home, still facing personal and professional challenges as we comply with best practices and evolving guidance. You can find relevant information and updates on the university's coronavirus page. The Institute of Criminology has also a dedicated Covid-19 page, click here for more information.

The 2019-2020 report offers updates on on-going research projects, an overview of past public events - organised by the Centre and co-hosted with the Institute of Criminology - the topics investigated by our PhD students and a pictorial, light-hearted page of team updates. New research projects and collaborations are introduced, including the Crime and Networks Group, Cyberaggression and Cybervictimisation in Canada, Covid-19 and the psychological wellbeing of frontline workers in Ghana and a global analysis of Crime during the pandemic. 

You can download the annual report here.

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