Wednesday 26 July 2017
The 2017 VIA conference ‘Integrating Research and Practice to Combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression’, was one of the year’s successes for us at VIA. The two-day conference offered a diverse mix of keynotes, invited symposia and presentations and brought together 80 practitioners and academics with a shared interest in tackling violence and aggression in our society from across the UK and further afield. The range of content and subject matter being discussed coupled with the expertise and knowledge from academics and practitioners provoked thoughtful dialogue, debate and discourse. The keynotes were particularly engaging and comprised:
In addition to this, we were fortunate to have presentations on various subjects in relation to violence and aggression, including policing sexual offending, violent victimisation, interventions, criminal justice, perpetration of violence, revenge pornography and lived experiences of violence. The conference promoted an open forum to encourage questioning and debate. We hope that everyone enjoyed the day as much as we did and we look forward to your participation in our future events.