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Violence Research Centre


The Violence Research Centre, at the Institute of Criminology, has strong collaborative links with a number of international academics and violence prevention experts. Professor Jay Singh, University of Pennsylvania, has joined us as an affiliated member. 

Prof Singh visited the Institute of Criminology in June to deliver a seminar entitled Forensic Risk Assessment: The International State-of-the-Art. It examined the latest international research and developments in forensic risk assessment, with a particular focus on meta-analytic and epidemiological survey findings.

Areas of expertise include forensic risk assessment tools (incl. violence risk assessment, sexual recidivism risk assessment and domestic violence risk assessment). Prof Singh's ResearchGate profile can be found here. His Google Scholar profile is here.

You can find out about our other affiliated members and partners on this page.



Jay Phoenix Singh, PhD, is a Fulbright Scholar and the internationally award-winning Founder of the Global Institute of Forensic Research. Former Senior Clinical Researcher in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology for the Department of Justice of Switzerland and author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications and books, he completed his graduate doctoral studies in psychiatry at the University of Oxford and clinical psychology at Universitat Konstanz. Since this time, he has lectured for Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, and UPenn. He was named the youngest tenured Full Professor in Norway in 2014 and is currently affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

He has been the recipient of awards from organisations including the prestigious 2015 Saleem Shah Early Career Excellence Award from the American Board of Forensic Psychology and 2015 Early Career Professional Award from APA Division 52. Additional bodies of recognition have included the American Psychology-Law Society, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research in Adolescence.


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