Violence Prevention: Latest Research

CAPIC SYSTEMATIC REVIEW DATABASE & SAFETYLIT

A huge amount of research on preventing injuries is carried out across the world. It is difficult for injury prevention practitioners to keep up to date with the latest scientific evidence. Increasingly, scientists are pulling together all the high quality studies on particular topics and collating the results in systematic reviews.

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HIGHLIGHTED RESEARCH

Please find below a list of highlighted studies in this area:

VIOLENCE AGAINST OLDER WOMEN

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 2013

The University of East Anglia have conducted research on intimate partner violence against older women (60+) and have produced a report of their findings.

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A&E CASUALTIES’ POLICE TIP-OFFS HELP CUT CARDIFF CRIME
Countries Covered: Wales
Date: 2011

Information gathered from casualties admitted to A&E has been helping police target crime “hotspots” in Cardiff, reducing cases of violence. A four-year study saw 42% fewer woundings in the city compared with 14 similar cities in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is now calling for the project to be rolled out in other countries.

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PREVENTING VIOLENCE AND KNIFE CRIME AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE REPORT
Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 2011

This report describes the burden that violence imposes on the Region, particularly its poorer countries and groups; risk factors and their interactions; factors that can protect young people from violence; and the evidence supporting the efficacy of preventive action. The report concludes by calling for greater investment in prevention and mainstreaming of the objective of preventing violence among young people into other areas of health and social policy.

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VIOLENT BRITAIN: PEOPLE, PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 2011

Report identifying the extent, costs and impacts of interpersonal violence in Britain, the risk factors for victims and perpetrators, interventions that can be effective in reducing violence and how these fit into national policy.  Each Chapter describes the extent and impacts of violence in Britain today, and identifies those most at risk of becoming either victims or perpetrators.

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