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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Institute of Criminology Hosts Global Violence ConferenceOn 17-19 September the Violence Research Centre of the Institute of Criminology hosted the first Global Violence Reduction Conference at King's College, Cambridge.

The conference discussed issues arising from the central questions:

Is it possible to cut worldwide levels of interpersonal violence by half within the coming 30 years? What can we do to make this happen? What knowledge do we lack to make the right recommendations? And if you had one dollar per year per human being in the world to invest into reducing homicide, child abuse, domestic violence, or bullying: Where would you spend it? In which countries, for what age-groups, and targeting what risk factors? Would you make the police more accountable and effective? Would you recommend more and better surveillance technologies? Would you want to change norms and values? Or would you primarily focus on parent training and early social skills?

All video recordings of the plenary talks are available online on YouTube, including the public lecture by Steven Pinker.

For more information about the conference, please refer to the VRC website.