Violence: prevention, public health and social justice

The aim of this project is to outline a framework for determining how violence reduction for everyone can be effectively achieved.

We will review the state of evidence about ways of reducing violence and consider how a public health approach can deal with the causes of harmful behaviours. In this context, we plan to assess levels of violence in recent years and to consider how far investment in public health interventions has matched the needs, or whether it has fallen short.

We will examine the case for arguing that effective public health approaches are made more feasible and consistent by a social justice state that invests in the safety of everyone by promoting their capacity to participate in society and by delivering preventive services.

Work will be undertaken during April and May 2019, and a pamphlet and background report are due to be published later in the year.

Contacts: Roger Grimshaw and Matt Ford