Violence and Society Centre
Violence is not inevitable, but shaped by society. The Centre improves data to build theory and explanation, evaluate policy and interventions, to achieve the ultimate aim to reduce violence and the harm it causes.
The Violence and Society Centre is interdisciplinary and international. Staff are in the School of Policy and Global Affairs, including Sociology and International Politics, the School of Health and Psychological Sciences and the City Law School. The Centre engages with data providers and data users to develop professional practice and policies, both nationally and internationally. The Centre holds research grants, supervises PhDs, and runs seminars and conferences.
The major themes are:
- Theory: Developing a theory of change.
- Data: Improving measurement practices and developing a new measurement framework to integrate fragmented data.
- Explanation: Analysing connections and causal pathways linking violence and multiple intersecting inequalities, including gender.
- Evaluation: Investigating the impact and effectiveness of professional practice, policies and laws across criminal justice, civil justice, specialised services and health.
- Change: What is the future of violence? What causes change? Can the world move towards ‘zero violence’?
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