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Read more at: New findings on the development of prosocial behaviour

New findings on the development of prosocial behaviour

27 May 2015

Does aggressive behaviour impede engagement in prosocial behaviour? Does prosocial behaviour reduce the engagement in aggressive behaviour over time? Do peer difficulties impact on how these two behaviours are related over time? Answers to these questions were explored in this study based on multi-informant data from the...


Read more at: Download the WHO presentation: Global Strategies to Reduce Violence

Download the WHO presentation: Global Strategies to Reduce Violence

22 April 2015

Thanks to all who joined the stimulating talk on the World Health Organization's global strategy to reduce violence by Christopher Mikton on Monday. It is great that so many of you are sharing the interest in this important topic with the Violence Research Centre! We have received many request for the Power Point...


Read more at: What needs to be done to reduce violence in Uruguay?

What needs to be done to reduce violence in Uruguay?

19 January 2015

What needs to be done to reduce levels of violence in Uruguay? Which steps should policy makers take? Nico Trajetenberg (PhD, University of Cambridge) and Manuel Eisner (director of the Violence Research Centre, University of Cambridge) have presented the new report "Hacia una Política de Prevención de la Violencia en...


Read more at: Watch the conference lectures online!

Watch the conference lectures online!

12 November 2014

What do leading experts think about violence reduction? What needs to be done at national and global policy level to reduce violence by 50% in the next 30 years? We are excited to share the videos of the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 with you! Learn about the best practices and big ideas shared by our plenary...


Read more at: Media reports on the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

Media reports on the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

6 October 2014

The WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 was a great success, thanks to the important policy ideas to reduce violence by 150 global experts. Read more about the major findings of the conference by downloading the policy idea papers of the plenary speakers and the session speakers or...


Read more at: Prof. Eisner re-examines evidence for prevention study

Prof. Eisner re-examines evidence for prevention study

2 June 2014

The new VRC Working Paper " A Critical Re-examination of the Prevention Study 'Empowerment in Family and School (eifas): A Randomized Trial'" is available online. The working paper is in draft form and Prof. Eisner welcomes comments and contributions to the paper ( mp23@cam.ac.uk ). Download the VRC Working Paper "A...


Read more at: High risk of sexual abuse for physically disabled youth

High risk of sexual abuse for physically disabled youth

29 May 2014

A new study by Katrin Mueller-Johnson, Manuel Eisner and Ingrid Obsuth finds that physically disabled young people are at a significantly higher risk of contact and non-contact sexual victimisation compared to youth without physical disability. The study "Sexual Victimization of Youth With a Physical Disability: An...


Read more at: Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 convenes leading experts

Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 convenes leading experts

28 May 2014

The first Global Violence Prevention Conference at the University of Cambridge promises to be an exciting and important event with 150 leading experts in violence prevention from academia, policy, civil society and philanthropy. The conference on 18-19 September 2014 is jointly organised by the Violence and Injury...


Read more at: To die like a king: New study says it's most dangerous job in history

To die like a king: New study says it's most dangerous job in history

16 May 2014

A survey by Cambridge professor Manuel Eisner finds risk of death for kings between 600 and 1800AD was very high, suggesting that being a king might be the most dangerous job in history. You can read the full media report in the Guardian .


Read more at: Alcohol licensing act proposed by Eisner and Humphrey makes headlines

Alcohol licensing act proposed by Eisner and Humphrey makes headlines

17 April 2014

The alcohol licensing act proposed by Prof. Manuel Eisner and Dr. David Humphreys in the article " Do flexible alcohol trading hours reduce violence? A theory-based natural experiment in alcohol policy " (Social Science and Medicine) has stimulated interesting public discussion in the media. Find out more about the media...


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