Based within the Department of Sociology at Durham University, the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) is dedicated to improving knowledge about interpersonal violence and abuse, and professional and societal responses to it.
Anyone with an interest in violence and abuse research is welcome to join CRiVA. As well as academics and members of the community, students are particularly encouraged to join and get involved in our research projects, events and discussions.
CRiVA is made up of a vibrant, supportive community of researchers.
Current and recently completed PhD projects include:
We warmly welcome the national surge of activism in recent years from students campaigning against violence and abuse on campus, and the ways it links with ‘lad culture’.