Professor Manuel Eisner

Wolfson Professor of Criminology

Professor of Comparative & Developmental Criminology

Director of Violence Research Centre

B.A., Ph.D.

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  • Averdijk, M., Van Gelder, J. L., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2016). Violence begets violence, but how? A decision making perspective on the victim-offender overlap. Criminology. Online First. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9125.12102

  • Obsuth I, Cope A, Sutherland A, Pilbeam L, Murray AL, Eisner M (2016) London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP): Exploring Negative and Null Effects of a Cluster-Randomised School-Intervention to Reduce School Exclusion - Findings from Protocol-Based Subgroup Analyses. PloS one 11(4):e0152423.

  • *Murray, A. L., Obsuth, I., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2016). Shaping aggressive personality in adolescence: Exploring cross-lagged relations between aggressive thoughts, aggressive behaviour and self-control. Personality and Individual Differences, 97, 1-7.

  • *Murray AL, Eisner M, Ribeaud D (2016) The Development of the General Factor of Psychopathology 'p Factor' Through Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology: 1-14.

  • *Averdijk M, Malti T, Eisner M, Ribeaud D, Farrington DP (2016) A Vicious Cycle of Peer Victimization? Problem Behavior Mediates Stability in Peer Victimization Over Time. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 1-20.

  • *Averdijk M, Zirk-Sadowski J, Ribeaud D, Eisner M (2016) Long-term effects of two childhood psychosocial interventions on adolescent delinquency, substance use, and antisocial behavior: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology:1-27.

  • *van Gelder J-L, Averdijk M, Eisner M, Ribaud D (2015) Unpacking the Victim-Offender Overlap: On Role Differentiation and Socio-psychological Characteristics. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 31(4), 653-75.

  • Eisner M, Humphreys DK, Wilson P, Gardner F (2015) Disclosure of Financial Conflicts of Interests in Interventions to Improve Child Psychosocial Health: A Cross-Sectional Study. PloS one 10(11):e0142803.

  • Valdebenito, S., Ttofi, M., & Eisner, M. (2015). Prevalence rates of drug use among school bullies and victims: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 23(4), 137-146. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2015.05.004

  • Cui, L., Colasante, T., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. P. (2015). Dual trajectories of reactive and proactive aggression from mid-childhood to early adolescence: relations to sensation seeking, risk taking, and moral reasoning. Journal of abnormal child psychology , 1-13.

  • *Malti, T., Averdijk, M., Zuffianò, A., Ribeaud, D., Betts, L. R., Rotenberg, K. J., & Eisner, M. P. (2015). Children's trust and the development of prosocial behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, doi: 10.1177/0165025415584628

  • *Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2015). The Nature of the Association Between Moral Neutralization and Aggression: A Systematic Test of Causality in Early Adolescence. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 61(1), 68-84. doi:10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.61.1.0068

  • Eisner, M. (2014). From Swords to Words: Does Macro-Level Change in Self-Control Predict Long-Term Variation in Levels of Homicide?. Crime and Justice, 43(1), 65-134. doi: 10.1086/677662

  • *Obsuth, I., Eisner, M. P., Malti, T., & Ribeaud, D. (2015). The developmental relation between aggressive behaviour and prosocial behaviour: A 5-year longitudinal study. BMC psychology, 3(1), 16.

  • Obsuth, I., Sutherland, A., Pilbeam, L., Scott, S., Valdebenito, S., Carr, R., & Eisner, M. (2014). London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP): a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol of an intervention to reduce antisocial behaviour and improve educational/occupational attainment for pupils at risk of school exclusion. BMC Psychology, 2 (2014), 24.

  • Mueller-Johnson, K., Eisner, M. P., & Obsuth, I. (2014). Sexual Victimization of Youth With a Physical Disability An Examination of Prevalence Rates, and Risk and Protective Factors. Journal of interpersonal violence, 29(17), 3180-206. doi: 10.1177/0886260514534529

  • *Averdijk, M., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2014). Do Social Relationships Protect Victimized Children Against Internalizing Problems? Journal of School Violence, 13(2014), 80-99.

  • *Nivette, A. E., Eisner, M., Malti, T., & Ribeaud, D. (2014). Sex differences in aggression among children of low and high gender inequality backgrounds: A comparison of gender role and sexual selection theories. Aggressive behavior, 40(5), 451-464. DOI: 10.1002/ab.21530

  • Eisner, M. and L. Ghuneim (2013). Honor Killing Attitudes amongst Adolescents in Amman, Jordan, Aggressive Behavior, 39(5), 405-417. doi: 10.1002/ab.21485

  • Humphreys, David and Manuel Eisner (2013). Evaluating the Impact of Flexible Alcohol Trading Hours on Violence: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis, PLoS One, 8(2): e55581. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055581

  • Averdijk, M, M. Eisner, D. Ribeaud (2013). Method effects in survey questions about peer victimization , in: Ruiter, S., Bernasco, W., Huisman, W. & Bruinsma, G. (Eds.) (2013). Eenvoud en verscheidenheid: Liber amicorum voor Henk Elffers [Simplicity and Diversity; Festschrift for Henk Elffers]. Amsterdam: NSCR & Afdeling Criminologie Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 559 pages. ISBN 978-90-902-7706-6.

  • Eisner, Manuel and Amy Nivette (2013) Does Low Legitimacy Cause Crime? A Review of the Evidence (Violence Research Centre Working Paper, final version to appear in Tankebe, J. and Liebling, A. (eds.), Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration. Oxford University Press.)

  • Eisner, Manuel and Amy Nivette (2012) How to Reduce the Global Homicide Rate to 2 per 100,000 by 2060 , in: Loeber, Rolf, and Walsh, Brandon C. (eds.). The Future of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press, p 219-228.

  • Eisner,Manuel (2012) What Causes Large-scale Variation in Homicide Rates? (Working Paper, July 2012) Final revised version to be published in in Heinze, Juergen and Kortuem, Henning (eds.) Aggression in Humans and Primates. Berlin: de Gruyter.

  • Eisner, Manuel & David Humphreys (2012) Measuring Conflict of Interest in Prevention and Intervention Research - A Feasibility Study (draft). Final version published in: T. Bliesener, A. Beelmann & M. Stemmler (eds.), Antisocial behavior and crime. Contributions of developmental and evaluation research to prevention and intervention. Göttingen, London: Hogrefe International.

  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M.P. (2012). Parental separation and child aggressive and internalizing behavior: An event history calendar analysis . Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43(2), 184-200. doi: 10.1007/s10578-011-0259-9

  • Averdijk, Margit, Katrin Mueller-Johnson & Manuel Eisner (2011). Sexual Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Switzerland; Final Report to the UBS Optimus Foundation . Zurich: Optimus Foundation.

  • Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M.P. (2011). The effects of two universal preventive interventions to reduce children's externalizing behavior: A cluster-randomized controlled trial . Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(5), 677-692.

  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M.P. (2011). Trajectories of aggressive behaviour and children's social-cognitive development . International Journal of Developmental Science, 5,103-111. doi: 10.3233/DEV-2011-10067

  • Eisner, Manuel (2009) The Uses of Violence: An Examination of Some Cross-Cutting Issues International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 3(1), 40-59.

  • Eisner, Manuel (2008) Modernity Strikes Back? A Historical Perspective on the Latest Increase in Interpersonal Violence (1960-1990). International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2(2) 288-316