Video Violence Group
Video Violence Group studies real-life violent encounters using video recordings of conflicts in public places. The aim of our work is to understand what people do when they become a part of a conflict, the conditions that bring about their behavior, and the consequences of their actions for the way the conflict unfolds.
We are an international research group based at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen and Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR).
In our research, we use video data recorded with CCTV and body cameras in several countries, including Denmark, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and South Africa. We analyze the behavior of perpetrators, victims, bystanders, and law enforcement agents, situated in contexts of street violence, robberies, public transport, and prisons.
All our projects aim to convey basic research knowledge about patterns of violence, which can be useful for the development of crime preventive practices.
List of projects within the Video Violence Group:
- Vidi project: Conflicts, Violence and Bystanders in Action
- Bystander agency and apathy
- Bystander Actions in Violence
- Prevention of Aggression in Conflicts in Public Transport
- Reduction of threats and violence through systematic analysis of conflict behavior among prison officers and ticket controllers
- Robbery in Spotlight: Effect of victim resistance and bystander behavior on violence during robberies
- Violence in the Street, Violence of the Street - Street Violence in a Situational Perspective
Video Violence Group is funded by:
Head of group
Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard
Department of Sociology
University of Copenhagen
Telephone: +45 35 33 19 07
|Wim Bernasco||PhD, senior researcher (NSCR) and professor (VU University Amsterdam)|
|Don Weenink||Associate professor (University of Amsterdam)|
|Virginia Pallante||PhD, postdoc (NSCR)|
|Lisa van Reemst||Postdoc (NSCR)|
|Peter Ejbye-Ernst||MSc, PhD candidate (NSCR)|
|Hans Myhre Sunde||Mphil, PhD candidate (NSCR)|
|Kerith Edwards||PhD canddiate (NSCR, University of Amsterdam)|
|Carlijn van Baak||PhD candidate (NSCR, University of Amsterdam)|