Notification from the award committee
“Manuel Eisner is a scholar of world renown in three substantially different subjects: the history of violence, comparative studies of violence, and longitudinal studies of early childhood interventions with high risk children. His work on the history of violence since the fourteenth century is path-breaking. His History of Homicide Database, first developed two decades ago and regularly updated since, is replied upon extensively by…major historian[s] of crime and violence. The Violence Research Centre at Cambridge, which he founded and heads, is the driving force, along with the World Health Organization and the United Nations…to reduce violence globally by 50 percent in 30 years. He founded and heads the project “z-proso, The life-course development of violence and crime,” [located at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, the University of Zürich]. Particularly important are embedded prevention and victimization studies and the project’s use of mixed methods (from surveys to experimental studies and systematic reviews) to study the effects of young children’s problematic behavior.”
The Awards Ceremony will take place during the ESC Conference in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (13-16 September 2017).