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Institute of Criminology

 

Biography

I studied history at the University of Zurich and hold a PhD in sociology. I have published several authored or edited books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters in English, German, Spanish and French. My academic work revolves around the explanation of the causes, the consequences and the prevention of interpersonal violence across human societies. My research tries to contribute to the following questions: How can we describe and explain variation in levels of violence between societies and over the course of human history? What psychological and social mechanisms account for change and stability of violent behaviour over the life course? What combination of prevention, intervention and control is best suited to reduce interpersonal violence in different societies across the world? You can visit this page to find out more about my research projects.

I am a member of several editorial and advisory boards of academic journals and book series. I have also been working as an expert or co-author of reports with national governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank and UNODC. From July 2021 I am the Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology.

Awards

  • 2011 Sellin-Glueck Award, the American Society of Criminology
  • 2017 ESC European Criminology Award for lifetime contribution to European criminology
  • 2021 Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Criminology's Division of Experimental Criminology 

 

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Research

Macro-level Comparative Violence Research

My macro-level research on interpersonal violence comprises, amongst others, an innovative study on levels of homicide across Europe over a period of over 800 years (see, e.g. "Long-Term Historical Trends in Violent Crime", Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Vol. 30). This study has become a landmark in our knowledge on historical patterns of interpersonal violence. More particularly, I was first to conclusively demonstrate a long-term pattern of declining homicide across Europe and to empirically show geographic variations in these patterns. This research has had a profound impact on how sociologists and criminologists think about long-term trends in interpersonal violence and their relationship to the evolution of modern society. A recent study (From Swords to Words, 2014, Crime and Justice - A Review of Research) has put several hypotheses about the causes of the decline to more formal empirical tests. Studies with Prof Nivette (University of Utrecht) have examined the extent to which the legitimacy of the state is associated, at the macro level, with cross-national variation in homicide rates. This research is part of a larger research programme on the political and social determinants of cooperation and conflict in complex societies. 

Developmental Research on the Causes of Aggression

I also work on researching the developmental causes of aggressive behaviour, crime and delinquency. I am one of the principal investigators (with Dr Denis Ribaud, University of Zurich) of the Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children, z-proso, which is hosted by the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich. Z-proso is a longitudinal study that examines the social development of 1675 children who entered primary school in the City of Zurich in 2004. The study currently comprises seven main data collections at ages 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and early 20s. Its focus is on the dynamics of aggressive behaviour, violent victimisation, and attitudes and perceptions related to violence and aggression. The study population is highly ethnically mixed with over 65% of participants coming from families with a migration background.

The study pursues several research strands: work with Dr Murray (Journal of Child Psychology, 2016) has examined, for example, the comorbidity of aggressive behavior with other manifestations of psychopathology such as ADHD and depressive symptoms over the life course. Z-proso also specifically focuses on the dynamics of legal socialisation during adolescence. Thus, work with Nivette, Ribeaud and Malti examined the developmental processes leading to legal cynicism as an important mechanism that facilitates violence and delinquency (a sense that one can take the law into one's own hands) during adolescence (Crime and Delinquency, 2015). Another research direction examines the mechanisms and events that affect change and stability in aggressive behaviour over time. Our research with Averdijk, van Gelder and Ribeaud (Violence begets Violence, but how? Criminology, 2016, Vol 54:2), for example, has examined how change in decision-making processes due to victimisation may account for the relationship between victimisation and offending over time. Similarly, work led by Dr Obsuth and published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2016, with Murray, Malti, Sulger and Ribeaud) showed the strong influence of a supportive teacher-child relationship on subsequent declines in problem behaviour including aggression.

 Research on Violence Prevention

My academic work on violence prevention comprises primary experimental studies, meta-analyses that synthesise current knowledge in a given area, and work on policy factors that influence population-level reductions in interpersonal violence. Two universal prevention programmes were implemented as part of the z-proso study, and effects were assessed for up to seven years after the intervention. In the London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP, 2013-2015) we evaluated an intervention aimed at promoting the social and communication skills of adolescents at a high risk of school exclusion. A meta-analysis (with Sara Valdebenito, Dr Maria Ttofi, Dr Alex Sutherland and Prof David Farrington) conducted for the Campbell collaboration examined the state of knowledge about interventions that can reduce school exclusions. A recent study, finally, in the Journal of Public Health Policy examines, at a cross-national level, what can be learned from international crime drop in recent time for the programming of prevention strategies at the national level.

The Evidence for Better Lives Study (EBLS) examines exposure to violence and other adverse experiences while also striving to illuminate how families in different cultures raise and support their children. In each site, the study will be accompanied by efforts to introduce and evaluate multi-sectoral prevention packages that can help young children to achieve their full developmental and learning potential.

A recent project - Crime during the Covid-19 Crisis: A Global Analysis - aims to document and analyse crime levels before, during and on the way out of the emergency regimes in a large number of cities or urban provinces/districts worldwide. We plan to examine the timing of changes in crime patterns, the differences in trends between types of crimes and the extent to which cities differ in their patterns.
 

 

Publications

Key publications: 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Murray, A.; Caye, A.; McKenzie, K.; Auyeung, B.; Murray, G.; Ribeaud, D.; Freestone, M.; Eisner, M. (2022). Reciprocal developmental relations between ADHD and anxiety in adolescence: A within-person longitudinal analysis of commonly co-occurring symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders, 26(1), 109–118. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720908333
  • Murray, A.; Nivette, A.; Obsuth, I.; Hafetz Mirman, J.; Mirman, D.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (in print). Gender differences in cross-informant discrepancies in aggressive and prosocial behaviour: A latent difference score analysis. Psychological Assessment.
  • Steinhoff, A.; Bechtiger, L.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M.; Quednow, B.; Shanahan, L. (in print). Polysubstance use in early adulthood: Patterns and developmental precursors in an urban cohort. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Steinhoff, A.; Bechtiger, L.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M.; Shanahan, L. (in print). Self-, other-, and dual-harm during adolescence: A prospective-longitudinal study of childhood risk factors and early adult correlates. Psychological Medicine.
  • Urruela, C.; Booth, T.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Murray, A. (in print). Validation of an extended violent Ideations scale to measure both non-sexual and sexual violent ideations (The VIS-X). European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
  • Eisner, M. (2021). The gender symmetry problem in physical teen dating violence: A commentary and suggestions for a research agenda. New directions for child and adolescent development, 2021(178), 157-168
  • Murray, A.L., Nagin, D., Obsuth, O., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M. (2021). Adulthood outcomes of joint mental health trajectories: A group-based trajectory model analysis of a 13-year longitudinal cohort study. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. Preprint link: https://psyarxiv.com/dtupm
  • Obsuth, I.; Murray, A.; Knoll, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (in print). Teacher-student relationships in childhood as a protective factor against adolescent delinquency up to age 17 – a propensity score matching approach. Crime and Delinquency. https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287211014153
  • Zych, I.; Farrington, D.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (in print). Childhood explanatory factors for adolescent offending: A cross-national comparison based on official records in London, Pittsburgh and Zurich. Journal of Life Course and Developmental Criminology.
  • Defoe, I.; van Gelder, J.-L.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2021). The co-development of friend delinquency with adolescent delinquency and short-term mindsets: The moderating role of co-offending. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01417-z
  • Eisner, M., Averdijk, M., Kaiser, D., Murray A., Nivette, A., Shanahan, L., van Gelder, J.-L., Ribeaud, D. (2021). The association of polyvictimization with violent ideations in late adolescence and early adulthood. A longitudinal study. Aggressive Behavior, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21965
  • Huijsmans, T.; Nivette, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2021). Social influences, peer delinquency, and low self-control: An examination of time-varying and reciprocal effects on delinquency over adolescence. European Journal of Criminology, 18(2), 192-212. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370819838720
  • McKenzie, K.; Murray, A. L.; Murray, G. C.; Maguire, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2018). Validation of the English language version of the Violent Ideations Scale (VIS). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(5-6), 2942 –2952. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518757227
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Kaiser, D.; McKenzie, K.; Murray, G. (2021). Validation of a brief self-report measure of adolescent bullying perpetration and victimization: The Zurich Brief Bullying Scales (ZBBS). Assessment, 28(1), 128-140. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119858406
  • Murray, A.; Obsuth, I.; Speyer, L.; McKenzie, K.; Murray, G.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2021). Developmental cascades from aggression to internalizing problems via peer and teacher relationships from early to mid- adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 663–673. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01396-1
  • Murray, A.; Wong, S.C.; Obsuth, I.; Rhodes, S.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2021). An ecological momentary assessment study of the role of emotional dysregulation in co-occurring ADHD and internalising symptoms in adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Nivette, A.; Ribeaud, D.; Murray, A.; Steinhoff, A.; Bechtiger, L.; Hepp, U.; Shanahan, L.; Eisner, M. (2021). Non-compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures among young adults: Insights from a longitudinal cohort study. Social Science & Medicine, 268, 113370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113370
  • Foley, S., Hughes, C., Murray, A.L. et al. Prenatal attachment: using measurement invariance to test the validity of comparisons across eight culturally diverse countries. Arch Womens Ment Health (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01105-8
  • Bao-Yen Luong-Thanh, Lan Hoang Nguyen, Linda Murray, Manuel Eisner, Sara Valdebenito, Tuyen Dinh Hoang, Huyen Phuc Do and Thang Van Vo (2021). Depression and its associated factors among pregnant women in central Vietnam, Health Psychology Open, January-June 2021: 1–10, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2055102920988445
  • Huyen Phuc Do, Philip RA Baker, Thang Van Vo, Bao-Yen Luong-Thanh, Lan Hoang Nguyen, Sara Valdebenito, Manuel Eisner, Bach Xuan Tran, Tuyen Dinh Hoang, Michael P Dunne (2021). Brief screening for maternal mental health in Vietnam: Measures of positive wellbeing and perceived stress predict prenatal and postnatal depression, Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, Volume 3, 2021, 100047, ISSN 2666-9153, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadr.2020.100047
  • Nagin, D., Hay, D., Eisner, M., Welsh, B., Côté, S., & Ouellet-Morin, I. (2021). Comments on the Autobiographies of the World War II Babies by Younger Peers. In R. Tremblay (Ed.), The Science of Violent Behavior Development and Prevention: Contributions of the Second World War Generation (pp. 324-356). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108877138.014
  • Anwar, Y., Abbasi, F., Hafeez, A., Sikander, S., & Hafeez, A. (2021). Resources for Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Children in Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 10(2), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i2.493
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Nagin, D.; Ribeaud, D.; (2020). A multi-trajectory analysis of commonly co-occurring mental health issues across childhood and adolescence. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Hunt, X., Tomlinson, M., Sikander, S., Skeen, S., Marlow, M., du Toit, S. and Eisner, M. (2020). Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and mHealth: The Frontiers of the Prevention of Violence Against Children, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, v3, https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.543305
  • Steinhoff A., Bechtiger L., Ribeaud D., Eisner M., Shanahan L. (2020). Stressful Life Events in Different Social Contexts Are Associated With Self-Injury From Early Adolescence to Early Adulthood, Frontiers in Psychiatry, v11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.487200
  • Liem, M., Krüsselmann, K., & Eisner, M. (2020). From Murder to Imprisonment: Mapping the Flow of Homicide Cases—A Systematic Review. Homicide Studies, 24 (3), 220-241. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088767920924447
  • Liem, M., & Eisner, M. (2020). From Homicide to Imprisonment: Mapping and Understanding the Flow of Homicide Cases. Homicide Studies, 24 (3), 207-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088767920917745
  • Shenderovich, Y., Cluver, L., Eisner, M., & Murray, A. L. (2020). Moderators of treatment effects in a child maltreatment prevention programme in South Africa.. Child abuse & neglect, 106 104519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104519
  • Loch, A.P., Corradi Astolfi, R., Alvim Leite, M., Gomide Papa, C.H., Ryngelblum, M., Eisner, M., Tourinho Peres, M. F. (2020). Victims, bullies and bully–victims: prevalence and association with negative health outcomes from a cross-sectional study in Sao Paulo, Brazil. International Journal of Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01481-5
  • Valdebenito, S., Murray, A., Hughes, C., Eisner, M. et al (2020). Evidence for Better Lives Study: a comparative birth-cohort study on child exposure to violence and other adversities in eight low- and middle-income countries - foundational research (study protocol) BMJ Open 2020;10:e034986. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034986
  • Zych, I., Farrington, D. P., Llorent, V. J., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2020). Childhood Risk and Protective Factors as Predictors of Adolescent Bullying Roles. International Journal of Bullying Prevention https://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-020-00068-1
  • Schuster, I., Gul, P., Eisner, M., & Ghuneim, L. (2020). Attitudes Toward Wife Beating Among Female and Male Adolescents in Jordan. Journal of interpersonal violence, 886260520903131. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520903131
  • Averdijk, M.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2020). Junge Menschen in der Coronakrise. z-proso-News, August 2020. https://bit.ly/2Ei5cx2
  • Averdijk, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020). Longitudinal predictors of selling and buying sexual services among youths in Switzerland. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49, 1279-1290. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-01571-3
  • Murray, A.; Booth, T.; Auyeung, B.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Obsuth, I. (2020). Outcomes of ADHD symptoms in late adolescence: Are developmental subtypes important? Journal of Attention Disorders, 24(1), 113–125. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054718790588
  • Murray, A.; Caye, A.; McKenzie, K.; Auyeung, B.; Murray, G.; Ribeaud, D.; Freestone, M.; Eisner, M. (2020). Reciprocal developmental relations between ADHD and anxiety in adolescence: A within-person longitudinal analysis of commonly co-occurring symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1087054720908333
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Obsuth, I.; Ribeaud, D. (2020). Identifying early markers of later onset attention deficit and hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders, 24(13), 1796-1806. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054717705202
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2020). Within-person analysis of developmental cascades between externalising and internalising problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 91(6), 681-688. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13150
  • Murray, A.; Obsuth, I.; Zirk-Sadowski, J.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020). Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and reactive versus proactive aggression across childhood and adolescence. Journal of Attention Disorders, 24(12), 1701–1710. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054716666323
  • Murray, A.; Zych, I.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020). Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and bullying perpetration and victimization in adolescence. Aggressive Behavior, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21930
  • Neaverson, A.; Murray, A.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020). A longitudinal examination of the role of self-control in the relation between corporal punishment exposure and adolescent aggression. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49(6), 1245-1259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01215-z
  • Nivette, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2020). Evaluating the shared and unique predictors of legal cynicism and police legitimacy from adolescence into early adulthood. Criminology, 58(1), 70-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9125.12230
  • Nivette, A.; Trajtenberg, N.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Tourinho Peres, M. F. (2020). Assessing the antecedents of legal cynicism in São Paulo, Zurich, and Montevideo. Journal of Adolescence, 83, 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.06.007
  • Obsuth, I.; Murray, A. L.; Di Folco, S.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020). Patterns of homotypic and heterotypic continuity between ADHD, externalising and internalising problems from age 7 to 15. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 223–236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-019-00592-9
  • Shanahan, L.; Steinhoff, A.; Bechtiger, L.; Murray, A.; Nivette, A.; Hepp, U.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2020) Emotional distress in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence of risk and resilience from a longitudinal cohort study. Psychological Medicine, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329172000241X
  • Brown, Ruth & Eisner, Manuel & Valdebenito, Sara & Walker, Susan & Tomlinson, Mark & Hughes, Claire & Ward, Catherine & Osafo, Joseph & Sikander, Siham & Fearon, Pasco & Dunne, Michael & Madrid, Bernadette & Baban, Adriana & Vo Van, Thang & Fernando, Asvini & Murray, Aja. (2020). What research questions should the next generation of birth cohort studies address? An international Delphi study of experts. Academic Pediatrics. 10.1016/j.acap.2020.03.011.
  • Van Gelder, Jean-Louis & Averdijk, Margit & Ribeaud, Denis & Eisner, Manuel. (2020). Sanctions, short‐term mindsets, and delinquency: Reverse causality in a sample of high school youth. Legal and Criminological Psychology. 10.1111/lcrp.12170.
  • Sorrenti, Giuseppe & Zölitz, Ulf & Ribeaud, Denis & Eisner, Manuel. (2020). The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success. SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.3553837.
  • Murray, Aja & Eisner, Manuel & Nagin, Daniel & Ribeaud, Denis. (2020). A multi-trajectory analysis of commonly co-occurring mental health issues across childhood and adolescence. 10.31234/osf.io/f29gq.
  • Degli Esposti, M.; Humphreys, D. K.; Jenkins, B. M.; Antonio Gasparrini, A.; Pooley, S.; Eisner, M.; Bowes, L. (2019) Long-term trends in child maltreatment in England and Wales, 1858–2016: an observational, time-series analysis. The Lancet Public Health.
  • Valdebenito, S.; Eisner, M.; Farrington, D.P.; Ttofi, M.M.; Sutherland, A. (2019) What can we do to reduce disciplinary school exclusion? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-018-09351-0
  • Shenderovich, Y.; Eisner, P.; Cluver, L.; Doubt, J.; Berezin, M.; Majokweni, S.; Murray A.L. (2019) Delivering a parenting programme in South Africa: The impact of implementation on outcomes, Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10826-018-01319-y
  • Averdijk, M.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Zölitz, U. (2019). Problemverhalten an Schulen, Frühförderung und Bildungserfolg. Broschüre anlässlich des Jacobs Center Symposiums 2019. Zürich: Jacobs Center, Universität Zürich. https://bit.ly/2N5LGWG
  • Averdijk, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2019). Childhood predictors of violent victimization at age 17: The role of early social behavioral tendencies. The Journal of Pediatrics, 208(May 2019), 183–190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.12.056
  • Averdijk, M., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2019). Externe Kinderbetreuung und Entwicklung bis ins Erwachsenenalter in der Schweiz. Langfristige Zusammenhänge mit Sozialverhalten und Bildung bis zum 20. Lebensjahr. Zürich: Universität Zürich, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development.
  • Averdijk, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2019). Longitudinal predictors of selling and buying sexual services among youths in Switzerland. Archives of Sexual Behavior, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-01571-3
  • Eisner, N.; Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). A practical guide to the analysis of non-response and attrition in longitudinal research using a real data example. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43(1), 24–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418797004
  • Huijsmans, T.; Nivette, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Social influences, peer delinquency, and low self-control: An examination of time-varying and reciprocal effects on delinquency over adolescence. European Journal of Criminology, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370819838720
  • Krisch, M., Averdijk, M., Eisner, M., & Valdebenito, S. (2019). Sex trade among youth: A global review of the prevalence, contexts and correlates of transactional sex among the general population of youth. Adolescent Research Review, 4(2), 115-134. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40894-019-00107-z
  • Murray, A.; Booth, T.; Eisner, M.; Auyeung, B.; Murray G.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Sex differences in ADHD trajectories across childhood and adolescence. Developmental Science, 22(1), e12721. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12721
  • Murray, A.; Booth, T.; Eisner, M.; Obsuth, I.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Quantifying the strength of general factors in psychopathology: A comparison of CFA with maximum likelihood estimation, BSEM and ESEM/EFA bi-factor approaches. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100(6), 631-643. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2018.1468338
  • Murray, A.; Booth, T.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D., McKenzie, K.; Murray, G. (2019). An analysis of response shifts in teacher reports associated with the use of a universal school-based intervention to reduce externalising behaviour. Prevention Science, 20, 1265-1273. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-019-00999-2
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Obsuth, I.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Evaluating longitudinal invariance in dimensions of mental health across adolescence: An analysis of the Social Behavior Questionnaire. Assessment, 26(7), 1234 –1245. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117721741
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Can the Social Behavior Questionnaire help meet the need for dimensional, transdiagnostic measures of childhood and adolescent psychopathology? European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 35(5), 674-679. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000442
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Within-person analysis of developmental cascades between externalising and internalising problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13150
  • Murray, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Kaiser, D.; McKenzie, K.; Murray, G. (2019). Validation of a brief self-report measure of adolescent bullying perpetration and victimization: The Zurich Brief Bullying Scales (ZBBS). Assessment, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119858406
  • Murray, A.; Obsuth, I.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Disaggregating between and within-classroom variation in student behaviour: A multi-level factor analysis of teacher ratings of student prosociality and aggression. Journal of Early Adolescence, 39(7), 993-1019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431618797005
  • Murray, A. L.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M.; Murray, G.; McKenzie, K. (2019). Should we subtype ADHD according to the context in which symptoms occur? Criterion validity of recognising context-based ADHD presentations. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50(2), 308–320. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-018-0842-4
  • Nivette, A.; Eisner, M.; Ribeaud, D. (2019). Evaluating the shared and unique predictors of legal cynicism and police legitimacy from adolescence into early adulthood. Criminology, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9125.12230
  • Obsuth, I.; Murray, A. L.; Di Folco, S.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2019). Patterns of homotypic and heterotypic continuity between ADHD, externalising and internalising problems from age 7 to 15. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-019-00592-9
  • Averdijk, M.; Ribeaud, D.; Eisner, M. (2018). The long-term effects of out-of-home placement in late adolescence: A propensity score matching analysis among Swiss youths. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 9 (1: Special issue: Adult outcomes of children raised in care), 30–57. https://doi.org/10.14301/llcs.v9i1.450
  • Lee, B. X.; Eisner, M.; Prabhu, M.; Dike, C. (2018). Violence, justice, and health: implications for a multisectoral collaboration. International Journal of Public Health 63(1), DOI: 10.1007/s00038-018-1162-y
  • Zych, I., Ttofi, M. M., Llorent, V. J., Farrington, D. P., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. P. (2018). A longitudinal study on stability and transitions among bullying roles. Child Development. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13195
  • Murray, A. L., Kaiser, D., Valdebenito, S., Hughes, C., Baban, A., Fernando, A. D., .. & Sikander, S.  (2018). The intergenerational effects of intimate partner violence in pregnancy: mediating pathways and implications for prevention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, DOI: 10.1177/1524838018813563.
  • Obsuth, I., Mueller Johnson, K., Murray, A. L., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2018). Violent poly‐victimization: The longitudinal patterns of physical and emotional victimization throughout adolescence (11–17 years). Journal of Research on Adolescence, 28(4), 786-806.
  • Borah, T. J., Murray, A. L., Eisner, M., & Jugl, I. (2018). Developing and validating an experience sampling measure of aggression: the Aggression-ES Scale. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518812068.
  • Murray, A. L., Booth, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2018). Disagreeing about development: An analysis of parent‐teacher agreement in ADHD symptom trajectories across the elementary school years. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27(3), e1723. DOI: 10.1002/mpr.1723
  • Murray, A. L., Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., Murray, G., & McKenzie, K. (2018). Should We Subtype ADHD According to the Context in Which Symptoms Occur? Criterion Validity of Recognising Context-Based ADHD Presentations. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-13.
  • Murray, A. L., Obsuth, I., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2018). Disaggregating Between-and Within-Classroom Variation in Student Behavior: A Multilevel Factor Analysis of Teacher Ratings of Student Prosociality and Aggression. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 0272431618797005.
  • Eisner, M., Kaiser, D., Murray, A. L., Nivette, A., Ribeaud, D., van Gelder, J., & Averdijk, M. (2018). The effects of violent victimization on violent ideations in late adolescence. A longitudinal study, SocArXiv, November 4. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/93zv2
  • Murray, J., Shenderovich, Y., Gardner, F., Mikton, C., Derzon, J. H., Liu, J., & Eisner, M. (2018). Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies. Crime and Justice, 47(1). https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/696041
  • Murray, L.G., Booth, T.; Obsuth, I.; Zirk-Sadowski, J.; Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2018). Testing the exacerbation and attenuation hypotheses of the role of anxiety in the relation between ADHD and reactive/proactive aggression: A 10-year longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.120
  • Murray, L.G., Booth, T.; Obsuth, I.; Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2018). Quantifying the strength of general factors in psychopathology: A comparison of CFA with maximum likelihood estimation, BSEM and ESEM/EFA bi-factor approaches. Journal of Personality Assessment. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1468338
  • McKenzie, K., Murray, A., Murray, G., Maguire, A., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2018). Validation of the English language version of the Violent Ideations Scale (VIS). Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Valdebenito, S., Eisner, M., Farrington, D. P., Ttofi, M. M. & Sutherland, A. (2018). School-based interventions for reducing disciplinary school exclusion: a systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 1. https://campbellcollaboration.org/library/reducing-school-exclusion-scho...
  • Kanis, S., Messner, S. F., Eisner, M. P., & Heitmeyer, W. (2017). A cautionary note about the use of estimated homicide data for cross-national research. Homicide Studies, 1088767917715670
  • van Gelder, J. L., Averdijk, M., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2017). Punitive parenting and delinquency: The mediating role of short-term mindsets. The British Journal of Criminology. (online first).
  • Murray, A.L., Eisner, M., Obsuth, I., & Ribeaud, D. (2017). Situating violent ideations within the landscape of mental health: Associations between violent ideations and dimensions of mental health. Psychiatry Research, 249, 70-77.
  • Murray, A.L., Eisner, M., Obsuth, I., & Ribeaud, D. (2017). No evidence that substance use causes ADHD symptoms in adolescence. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(3), 405-410.
  • Murray, A.L., Eisner, M., Obsuth, I. & Ribeaud, D. (2017). Identifying early markers of “Late Onset” Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity/Impulsivity Symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders, 1-11.
  • Murray, A. L., Obsuth, I., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2017). Evaluating longitudinal invariance in dimensions of mental health across adolescence: An analysis of the Social Behavior Questionnaire. Assessment, 1073191117721741
  • Nivette A., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2017). Developmental predictors of violent extremist attitudes: A test of general strain theory.  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 1-36.
  • Obsuth, I., Sutherland, A., Cope, A., Pilbeam, L., Murray, A. L., & Eisner, M. (2017). London Education and Inclusion Project (LEIP): Results from a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Reduce School Exclusion and Antisocial Behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(3), 538-557.
  • Obsuth, I., Murray, A. L., Malti, T., Sulger, P., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2017). A non-bipartite propensity score analysis of the effects of teacher–student relationships on adolescent problem and prosocial behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(8), 1661-1687. 
  • Obsuth, I., Mueller Johnson, K., Murray, A. L., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2017). Violent Poly‐victimization: The Longitudinal Patterns of Physical and Emotional Victimization throughout Adolescence (11–17 Years). Journal of research on adolescence.
  • Valdebenito, S., Ttofi, M. M., Eisner, M., & Gaffney, H. (2017). Weapon carrying in and out of school among pure bullies, pure victims and bully-victims: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 33, 62-77.
  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., & Farrington, D.P. (2016). A vicious cycle of peer victimization? Problem behavior mediates stability in peer victimization over time. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 2(2), 162–181.
  • 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, 12(1), 1-27.
  • 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, 54(2), 282-306.
  • Cui, L., Colasante, T., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. P. (2016). 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, 44(4), 663-675.
  • Eisner, M., Nivette, A., Murray, A. L., & Krisch, M. (2016). Achieving population-level violence declines: implications of the international crime drop for prevention programming. Journal of Public Health Policy, 37(1), 66-80.
  • Murray, A. L., Eisner, M. & Ribeaud, D. (2016). The development of the general factor of psychopathology ‘p factor’ through childhood and adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(8), 1573-1586.
  • Murray, A. L., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2016). Development and Validation of a Brief Measure of Violent Thoughts: The Violent Ideations Scale (VIS). Assessment. doi: 1073191116667213
  • 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, A. L., Obsuth, I., Zirk-Sadowski, J., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2016). Developmental relations between ADHD symptoms and reactive versus proactive aggression across childhood and adolescence. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054716666323
  • Obsuth, I., Cope, A., Sutherland, A., Pilbeam, L., Murray, A.L., & 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.
  • Sell, A., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2016). Bargaining power and adolescent aggression: the role of fighting ability, coalitional strength, and mate value. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37(2), 105-116.
  • Shenderovich, Y., Eisner, M., Mikton, C., Gardner, F., Liu, J. & Murray, J. (2016). Methods for conducting systematic reviews of risk factors in low- and middle-income countries. BMC Medical Research Methodology 16(1), 32.
  • van Gelder, J-L., Averdijk, M., Eisner, M., &, Ribeaud, 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, D.K., 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, 137-146. 
  • 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, 40(3), 262-70.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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(1), 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), 3180-3206.
  • Averdijk, M., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2014). Do social relationships protect victimized children against internalizing problems? Journal of School Violence, 13(1), 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), 451-64.
  • Humphreys, D. K., & Eisner, M. "Do flexible alcohol trading hours reduce violence? A theory-based natural experiment in alcohol policy." Social Science & Medicine, 102 (2014), 1-9.
  • Eisner, M. & Ghuneim, L. (2013). Honor killing attitudes amongst adolescents in Amman, Jordan. Aggressive Behavior, 39(5), 405-417.
  • Humphreys, D. & Eisner, M. (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
  • Nivette, A. and Eisner, M. (2013). Do legitimate polities have fewer homicides? A cross-national analysis. Homicide Studies, 17(1), 3-26.
  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2012). Parental separation and child aggressive and internalizing behavior: An event history calendar analysis. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 43(2), 184-200.
  • Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2012). Effectiveness of a universal school-based social competence program: The Role of child characteristics and economic factors. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6(2), 249-259.
  • Eisner, M., & Malti, T. (2012). The future of research on evidence-based developmental violence prevention in Europe – Introduction to the focus section. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6(2), 166-175.
  • Humphreys, D. K., & Eisner, M. (2012). Do flexible opening hours reduce violence? An assessment of a natural experiment in alcohol policy. The Lancet, 380, S49.
  • Malti, T., Averdijk, M., Ribeaud, D., Rotenberg, K.J., Eisner, M. (2012). “Do You Trust Him?” Children’s trust beliefs and developmental trajectories of aggressive behavior in an ethnically diverse sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(3), 445-6.
  • Eisner, M., Nagin, D. & Ribeaud, D. (2012). Effects of a universal parenting program for highly adherent parents: A propensity score matching approach. Prevention Science, 13, 252-266.
  • Averdijk, M., Besemer, S., Eisner, M., Bijleveld, C. und Ribeaud, D. (2011). The relationship between quantity, type and timing of external childcare and child problem behaviour in Switzerland. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8(6), 637-660.
  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Eisner, M. and Ribeaud, D. (2011) Parental separation and child aggressive and internalizing behavior: An event history calendar analysis. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43(2), 184-200.
  • Averdijk, M., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D. & Eisner, M. (2011). Trajectories of aggressive behavior and children’s social cognitive development. International Journal of Developmental Science, 5 (1-2), 103-111.
  • Malti, T., Ribeaud, D. & Eisner, M. (2011). The effectiveness of two universal preventive interventions in reducing children's externalizing behavior: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40(2), 677-692.
  • Eisner, M. (2011). Human evolution, history and violence: An introduction. British Journal of Criminology, 51(3), 473-478.
  • Eisner, M. (2011). Killing kings: Patterns of regicide in Europe, 600-1800 AD. British Journal of Criminology, 51(3), 556-577.
  • Averdijk, M., Müller, B., Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2011). Bullying victimization and later anxiety and depression among pre-adolescents in Switzerland. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 3(2), 103-109.
  • Eisner, M., & Meidert, U. (2011). From enrolment to utilization: Stages of parental engagement in a universal parent training program. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 32(2), 83-93.
  • Rotenberg, K., Betts, L., Ribeaud, D. & Eisner, M (2011). The social antecedents of child trustworthiness. Infant and Child Development, (21)3, 310-22.
  • Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2010). Risk factors of aggression in preadolescence: risk domains, cumulative risk and gender differences. Results from a prospective longitudinal study in a multi-ethnic urban sample. European Journal of Criminology. Special Issue on Longitudinal Criminological Research in Europe, 7(6), 460-498.
  • Ribeaud, D. & Eisner, M. (2010). Are moral disengagement, neutralisation techniques and self-serving cognitive distortions the same? Development of a unified scale of moral neutralisation of aggression. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 4(2), 298-315.
  • Humphreys, D. & Eisner, M. (2010). Evaluating a natural experiment in alcohol policy: The Licensing Act (2003) and the requirement for attention to implementation. Criminology and Public Policy, 9(1), 41-67.
  • Murray, J., Farrington, D. P., & Eisner, M. (2009). Drawing conclusions about causes from systematic reviews of risk factors: The Cambridge Quality Checklist. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 5(2), 1-23.
  • Karstedt, S. and Eisner, M. (2009). Introduction: Is a general theory of violence possible? International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 3(1), 4-8.
  • Eisner, M. (2009). The uses of violence: An examination of some cross-cutting issues. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 3(1), 40-59.
  • Eisner, M. (2009). No effects in independent prevention trials: Can we reject the cynical view? Journal of Experimental Criminology, 5(2), 163-183.
  • Eisner, M. (2009). Reply to the comments by David Olds and Lawrence Sherman. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 6(2), 215-218.
  • Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., Murray, J., Kazemian, L., & Topcuoglu, T. (2009). The event history calendar as an instrument for longitudinal criminological research. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform, 92(2/3), 137-159.
  • Jünger, R., & Eisner, M. (2009). Prävention von Problemverhalten durch die systematische Förderung von sozialen Kompetenzen mit dem PFADe Programm. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik, 3, 18-24. [Preventing problem behaviours by promoting social skills with the PATHS programme]
  • Eisner, M. (2008). Modernity strikes back? The latest increase of interpersonal violence (1960-1990) in a historical perspective. International Journal on Conflict and Violence, 2(2), 288-316.
  • van Lier, P. A. C., Vitaro, F., & Eisner, M. (2007). Preventing Aggressive and Violent Behavior: Using Prevention Programs to Study the Role of Peer Dynamics in Maladjustment Problems. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 13(3), 277-296.
  • Eisner, M. (2007). Civilising Children: A Comment on Richard Tremblay’s “The Development of Youth Violence: An Old Story with New Data”. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 13(3), 171-173.
  • Eisner, M., & Ribeaud, D. (2007). Conducting a criminological survey in a culturally diverse context. European Journal of Criminology, 4(3), 271-298.
  • Manzoni, P., & Eisner, M. (2006). Violence between the Police and the Public; Influences of Work-Related Stress, Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Situational Factors. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 33(5), 613-645.
  • Eisner, M., Jünger, R., & Greenberg, M. T. (2006). Gewaltprävention durch die Förderung emotionaler und sozialer Kompetenzen in der Schule: Das PATHS/PFAD Curriculum. Praxis der Rechtspsychologie, 16(3), 144-168. [Preventing Violence by Promoting Emotional and Social Skills in Schools: The PATHS Curriculum]
  • Eisner, M. & Ribeaud, D. (2005). Jugendgewalt. Auf dem Weg zu evidenzbasierter Gewalt­prävention. In: Terra Cognita, Schweizer Zeitschrift zu Integration und Migration, 6, 32-37.
  • Ribeaud, D. & Eisner, M. (2005). The “Drug-Crime Link” in a Self-control Perspective. An Empirical Assessment among Swiss Juveniles, in: European Journal of Criminology, 3(1), 33-67.
  • Eisner, M. & Ribeaud, D. (2005). A Randomized Field Experiment to Prevent Violence. The Zurich Intervention and Prevention Project at Schools, in: European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 13(1), 27-43.
  • Eisner, M. & Killias, M. (2004). Country Report: Switzerland, European Journal of Criminology, 2(1), 257–293.
  • Eisner, M. (2003). Long-term Historical Trends in Violent Crime. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, 30, 83–142.
  • Eisner, M. (2002). Crime, Problem Drinking, and Drug Use: Problem Behavior in Cross-national Perspective. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 580, 201–225.
  • Eisner, M. (2001). Modernization, Self-control and Violence. The Long-term Dynamics of European Homicide Rates in Theoretical Perspective. British Journal of Criminology, 41(4), 618-638.
  • Eisner, M. (2001). Gewalt und andere Formen von Problemverhalten; Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede in internationaler Perspektive, Journal für Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung, 3(1), 65-89. [Violence and other Types of Problem Behaviour; Similarities and Differences in Cross-national Perspective]
  • Buchmann, M., & Eisner, M. (2001). Geschlechterdifferenzen in der gesellschaftlichen Präsentation des Selbst: Heiratsinserate von 1900 bis 2000: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (Sonderheft 41 Geschlechtersoziologie, Ed. Bettina Heintz), p. 75–107. [Gender Differences in the Social Presentation of Self; Matrimonial Advertisements from 1900 to 2000]
  • Eisner, M. (2000). L’expansion des services privées de sécurité en Suisse, Revue Ethique Publique, 2000, 3.
  • Eisner, M. (1999). Déterminants de la politique suisse en matière de drogue; L'exemple du programme de préscription d'heroïne, Déviance et société, 23(2), 189-204. [Determinants of the Swiss Drug Policy; The Example of the Heroin Prescription Programme]
  • Eisner, M. & Wikström, P. O. (1999). Urban Structure and Violent Crime in Edinburgh, Stockholm and Basel: a Comparative Analysis. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 7(4), 427-442.
  • Eisner, M. (1998). Männlichkeit und Gewalt. Ergebnisse einer Befragung von Jugendlichen in der Stadt Zürich, Newsletter des Forschungsnetzes für ethnisch-kulturelle Konflikte, Rechtsextremismus und Gewalt (Universität Bielefeld), 10, 22-41.  
  • Eisner, M. (1998). Langfristiger kultureller Wandel: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der sozialwissenschaftlichen Analyse. Geschichte und Informatik – Histoire et Informatique, 9, 43-58.
  • Eisner, M. (1998). Gentechnologie und gesellschaftliche Moral. BioWorld, 1998, 7.
  • Eisner, M. (1998). Schweizer Städte: Die Krise und ihre Ursachen. Schweizerische Technische Zeitschrift, 5, 18-S22.
  • Buchmann M. & Eisner, M. (1997). The Transition from the Utilitarian to the Expressive Self: 1900–1992. Poetics, 25(1), 157-175.
  • Buchmann, M. & M. Eisner (1997). Verändern Informationstechnologien die Identität? Schweizerische Technische Zeitschrift, 2, 24-28.     
  • Eisner, M. (1996). Rückgang von Kriminalität in den Städten; Die USA und die Schweiz im Vergleich, Neue Kriminalpolitik, 8(3), 38-44.          
  • Eisner, M. (1996). Die ethnische Dimension von städtischer Gewalt, Kriminologisches Bulletin – Bulletin de Criminologie, 22(1), 11-44.
  • Eisner, M. (1994). Gewaltkriminalität und Stadtentwicklung in der Schweiz: ein empirischer Über­blick, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 20(1), 179-204.           
  • Eisner, M. (1994). Drogenpolitik und Strassenkriminalität; eine empirische Analyse am Beispiel der Stadt Zürich, Travers – Zeitschrift für Geschichte, 1(1) 80-94.   
  • Eisner, M. (1993). Zu- oder Abnahme der Gewaltkriminalität Jugendlicher; Anmerkungen zum Beitrag von Rolf Reber, Kriminologisches Bulletin – Bulletin de Criminologie, 19(2), 91-98.
  • Eisner, M. (1993). Territoriale Konflikte auf Strassen und Parkplätzen; eine Analyse von gewalttätigen Interaktionen im Umfeld des städtischen Strassenverkehrs, Soziographie, 7, 143-164.
  • Eisner, M. (1993). Städtische Drogenmärkte, Beschaffungsdelikte und die Folgen in den betroffenen Stadtquartieren, Drogalkohol, 17(3), 20-35.   
  • Eisner, M. (1993). Policies towards Open Drug Scenes and Street Crime; the Case of the City of Zürich. European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 1(2), 61–78.
  • Eisner, M. (1992). Politische Orientierungen und Rhythmen des sozialen Wandels, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 18(1), 29-54.
  • Eisner, M. (1992). Mobilitätskultur in der Schweiz; eine soziologisch-historische Perspektive, DISP – Dokumente und Informationen zur Schweizerischen Orts-, Regional- und Landesplanung, 28, 110, 11-17.
  • Eisner, M. (1992). Long-term fluctuations of social destabilization and economic growth, Historical Social Research – Historische Sozialforschung, 17(4), 70-98.
  • Eisner, M. (1991). Umwelt und Verkehr: Mobilitätsbedürfnisse in der modernen Gesellschaft, Vermessung, Photo­grammetrie, Kulturtechnik, 11, 626-632.
  • Eisner, M. (1990). Long-term dynamics of political values in international perspective. Comparing the results of content analysis of political documents in the USA, GB, FRG and Switzerland. European Journal of Political Research, 18, 605-621.
  • Eisner, M. (1990). 'Gleitende Assoziationsfilter'; ein neues textanalytisches Verfahren zur Identi­fikation von seman­tischen Assoziationsfeldern und seine Anwendung am Begriff 'Freiheit' in schweizerischen Zeitungs­texten. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 16 (1), 1990, 1-28.
  • Eisner, M. (1987). Cycles of political control: the case of the Canton of Zürich, 1880-1983. European Journal of Political Research, 15, 167-184.

 

 

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Book Chapters

  • Eisner, Manuel           (2017) Interpersonal Violence on the British Isles, 1200-2016, in Liebling, Alison, Shadd Maruna, and Lesley McAra, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M., & Nivette, A.      (2017). Extremistische Einstellungen unter Jugendlichen: Ergebnisse der Zürcher Längsschnittstudie z-proso. In C. Schwarzenegger & R. Nägeli (Eds.), EIZ: Vol. 184. Zehntes Zürcher Präventionsforum. Kulturkonflikt und Identität - Radikalisierung und Kriminalität junger Migranten - Ansätze der Prävention. Zürich, Basel, Genf: Schulthess Juristische Medien AG.
  • Eisner, M., Murray, A., Ribeaud, D., Averdijk, M., & van Gelder, J.-L.         (2017). From the Savannah to the magistrate’s court. The roots of criminal justice in evolved human psychology. In B. Jann & W. Przepiorka (Eds.), Social Dilemmas, Institutions, and the Evolution of Cooperation. Berlin: de Gruyter.
  • Averdijk, M., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M.   (2017). Friendship and status: Discrepancy between teacher-perceived and sociometric popularity and its relations with behavioral styles and peer victimization. In Bijleveld, C., & van der Laan, P. (Ed.), Liber Amicorum voor Gerben Bruinsma, pp. 13-22. Den Haag: Boom criminologie.
  • Eisner, M. and Malti, T. (2015). Aggressive and Violent Behavior. Lamb, M. E. (ed.) Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science, Vol. 3 Socioemotional Processes. New York: Wiley. pp 794-841.
  • Ttofi, M., Eisner, M. and Bradshaw, C. P. "Bullying Prevention: Assessing Existing Meta-Evaluations." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Springer New York, 2014. 231-242.
  • Eisner, M. and Nivette, A.           (2013). Does Low Legitimacy Cause Crime? A Review of the Evidence in; Tankebe, J. and Liebling, A. (eds.). Legitimacy and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 308-325.
  • Eisner, M., Malti, T., Ribeaud, D., & Müller, B.      (2012). Groß angelegte Feldversuche in der kriminologischen Präventionsforschung Das Zürcher Projekt zur sozialen Entwicklung von Kindern Evaluation von Programmen und Projekten für eine demokratische Kultur (pp. 69-97): Springer.
  • Eisner, M. & Nivette, A. (2012). How to reduce the global homicide rate to 2 per 100,000 by 2060, in Welsh, Brandon and Rolf Loeber (eds.) The Future of Criminology, New York: Oxford University Press, pp 219-228.
  • Eisner, M.                  (2012). What Causes Large-scale Variation in Homicide Rates? In H. H. Kortüm, & J. Heinze (Eds.). Aggression in Humans and Other Primates: Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Walter de Gruyter. Pp 137-162.
  • Eisner, M. & Humphreys, D.      (2011). Measuring conflict of interest in prevention and intervention research: A feasibility study. In T. Bliesener, A. Beelmann & M. Stemmler (eds). Antisocial Behavior and Crime: Contributions of Developmental and Evaluation Research to Prevention and Intervention (pp. 165-180). Cambridge, MA: Hogrefe Publishing.
  • Ribeaud, Denis and Eisner, Manuel         (2011) La violence dans la biographie. In Schweizerische Kriminalprävention (SKP) (ed.). Les jeunes et la violence. Un manuel de la Prévention Suisse de la Criminalité (PSC), pp. 131-158. Berne: Staempfli Verlag.
  • Eisner, M.                  (2011). Interessenkonflikte in der Präventionsforschung: Gefährden sie die evidenzbasierte Prävention? In: B. Brannenberg and J.-M. Jehle (Eds.). Gewaltdelinquenz – Lange Freiheitsentziehung – Delinquenzverläufe (pp. 99-128). Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg.
  • Eisner, M., Malti, T., & Ribeaud, D.         (2011). Large-scale criminological field experiments. The Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children. In D. Gadd, S. Karstedt, & S. Messner (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods (pp. 410-424). London: Sage.
  • Eisner, M & Ribeaud, D. (2011). Was bringt universelle Frühprävention von Gewalt? Ergebnisse des Zürcher Projektes zur Sozialen Entwicklung von Kindern. In E. Marks & W. Steffen (eds.). Solidarität leben – Vielfalt sichern: ausgewählte Beiträge des 14. Deutschen Präventionstages (8. und 9. Juni 2009 in Hannover) (pp. 291-303). Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg.
  • Eisner, M.                  (2008). Markt, Macht und Wissenschaft; Kritische Überlegungen zur Deutschen Präventionsforschung. In E. Marks & W. Steffen (Eds.). Starke Jugend - Starke Zukunft (Ausgewählte Beiträge des 12. Deutschen Präventionstages, 18. und 19. Juni 2007) (pp. 173-191). Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg. [Markets, Power, and Science; Critical Reflections on Prevention Research in Germany]
  • Eisner, M. & Parmar, A.  (2007). Doing criminological research in ethnically and culturally diverse contexts. In R. D. King & E. Wincup (Eds.). Doing Research on Crime and Justice (pp. 171-199). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., & Meidert, U.     (2007). Kriminologische Forschung in multikulturellem Kontext. Erfahrungen aus dem Zürcher Projekt zur Sozialen Entwicklung von Kindern. In F. Lösel, D. Bender & J.-M. Jehle (Eds.), Kriminologie und wissensbasierte Kriminalpolitik; Entwicklungs- und Evaluations­forschung (pp. 379-413). Mönchengladbach: Forum Verlag Godesberg. [Criminological Research in a Multicultural Context; Experiences in the Zurich Project on the Social Development of Children]
  • Eisner, M.                  (2004). The Long-term Development of Violence: Empirical Findings and a Theoretical Approach to Interpretation. In: Hagan, J. & W. Heitmeyer (Eds.), International Handbook of Violence Research (pp. 41-66), New York: Westview Press.
  • Eisner, M. & Ribeaud, D.            (2003). “Erklärung von Jugendgewalt – eine Übersicht über zentrale Forschungsbefunde.”, in: Raithel, J. & J. Mansel (Eds.). Kriminalität und Gewalt im Jugendalter. Hell- und Dunkelfeld­befunde im Vergleich. Weinheim: Juventa, S. 182–206. [Explanations of Youth Violence – A Review of Research Findings].
  • Eisner, M.                  (2003). “Towards more Effective Youth Violence Prevention – An Overview”, in: Council of Europe (Ed.). Violence in Schools – A challenge for the Local Community. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 23–41.
  • Eisner, M.                  (2003) Améliorer la prévention de la violence chez les jeunes: aperçu géneral, in: Conseil de l’Europe (ed.) Violence à l’ecole – un défi pour la communauté locale. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 27-46.
  • Ribeaud, D., Eisner, M. & Manzoni, P.     (2002). Schülergewalt in der Schweiz. Neuere Forschung zu Gewalt und anderen problematischen Verhaltensweisen Jugendlicher, in: Gehl, G. (Ed.), Gewalt an Schulen. Prävention und Strategien im europäischen Vergleich, Weimar: Herausgegeben im Auftrag der Katholischen Akademie Trier, S. 103–121. [School Violence in Switzerland: Current Research on Violence and other problem behaviours among adolescents]
  • Eisner, M.                  (2002). Langfristige Gewaltentwicklung: empirische Befunde und theoretische Erklärungsansätze“, in: Heitmeyer, W. & J. Hagan (Eds.), Handbuch für Gewaltforschung, Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, S. 58–80. [Long-term Trends in Violence: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Explanations]
  • Eisner, M.                  (2001). Kriminalität in der Stadt; ist Desintegration das Problem, in: Jehle, H.-J. (Ed.). Herausforderungen der Kriminologie im Europa des 21. Jahrhunderts. [Crime in the City: Is Desintegration the Problem?]
  • Eisner, M.                  (2001). Individuelle Gewalt und Modernisierung in Europa, 1200–2000, in: Albrecht, G. and O. Backes (Eds.), Mythos Gewalt, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, p. 71–100. [Individual Violence and Modernisation in Europe, 1200-2000 AD]
  • Eisner, M.                  (2000). Sozialer Wandel und neue Integrationsprobleme seit den Siebzigerjahren, in: Suter, Christian (Ed.): Sozialbericht 2000, Zürich: Seismo, 164–181. [Social Change and New Challenges to Social Integration since the 1970s].
  • Eisner, M.                  (2000). Intégration sociale et nouveaux problèmes d'intégration, in: Suter, Christian (Ed.): Rapport social 2000, Zürich: Seismo, 164–181.     
  • Eisner, M.                  (1999). Die soziale Krise der Schweizer Kernstädte, in: Koch, M. & W. A. Schmid (Eds.), Die Stadt in der Schweizer Raumplanung – Bilanzen und Visionen; Ein Lesebuch Martin Lendi gewidmet, Zürich: VDF.
  • Buchmann, M. & Eisner, M.       (1999). Freizeit als Element des Lebensstils und Mittel kultureller Distinktion in: Hradil, Stefan (Ed). Grenzenlose Gesellschaft? (Tagungsband I zum Kongress der Österreichischen, Schweizerischen und Deutschen Gesellschaften für Soziologie in Freiburg im Breisgau). Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 590–608.  
  • Buchmann, M. & Eisner, M.       (1998). Arbeit und Identität – Von der Notgemeinschaft zur Wahlverwandtschaft, in: Geiser, T., H. Schmid & E. Walter-Busch (Eds.), Arbeit in der Schweiz des 20. Jahrhunderts; Wirtschaftliche, rechtliche und soziale Perspektiven, Bern: Haupt, 111–136.          
  • Eisner, M.                  (1998). Rückgang von Kriminalität in den Städten: Die USA und die Schweiz im Vergleich, in: Ortner, H., Pilgram, A. & Steinert, H. (Eds.), Die Null-Lösung; Zero-Tolerance-Politik in New York – Das Ende der urbanen Toleranz? Baden-Baden: Nomos.     
  • Eisner, M.                  (1998). Jugendkriminalität und immigrierte Minderheiten im Kanton Zürich, in: Bauhofer, St. et al. (Eds.), Jugend und Strafrecht, Zürich: Rüegger, 103-137.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1998). Die Zunahme von Jugendgewalt – Fakt oder Artefakt, in: Eisner, M. & P. Manzoni (Eds.), Gewalt in der Schweiz: Studien zu Entwicklung, Wahrnehmung und staatlicher Reaktion, Zürich: Rüegger, 13-40.
  • Helbling, J. & Eisner, M. (1997). Soziale und kulturelle Aspekte der Mobilität, in: Schuler, M., B. Lepori, V. Kaufmann & D. Joye (Eds.), Des mobilités à la mobilité; Vers un paradigme intégrateur (Forschungspolitische Früherkennung 179/1997 des Schweizerischen Wissenschaftsrates), Bern: Schweizerischer Wissenschaftsrat.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1996). Jugendszenen und Gewalt, in: Stapferhaus Lenzburg (Ed.) A Walk on the Wild Side; Jugendszenen in der Schweiz seit den 40er Jahren, Zürich: Chronos, 296-305    
  • Eisner, M.                  (1995). Warum so blödsinnig fahren? Gewalt im Umfeld des Strassenverkehrs, in: Hugger, P. & U. Stadler (Eds.). Gewalt; Kulturelle Formen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Zürich: Unions­ver­lag, 261-280.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1995). The Effects of Economic Structures and Phases of Development on Crime, in: Council of Europe (Ed.). Crime and Economy, Strassbourg: Council of Europe, 13–52.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1995). Männlichkeit und Gewalt; Ergebnisse einer Befragung von Jugendlichen in Zürich, in: Bauhofer, St. & P.-H. Bolle (Eds.) Innere Sicherheit – Innere Unsicherheit? Kriminologische As­pek­te, Chur: Rüegger, 189-222.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1994). Langfristige Schwankungen wirtschaftlichen Wachstums und gesellschaftliche Destabilisierung, in: Ernst, A. et al. (Eds.). Kontinuität und Krise; Sozialer Wandel als Lernprozess – Beiträge zur Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Schweiz. Festschrift für Hansjörg Siegenthaler. Zürich: Chronos, 95-118.   
  • Eisner, M.                  (1994). Lebensqualität und Mobilität in Europa; ein soziologischer Ansatz, in: Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg (Ed.), Bewusstseinsbildung und intelligente Mobilität, Stuttgart: Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg, 17-22.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1993). Immigration, Assimilation und Integration; Strukturen der Gewaltdelinquenz von Immigrierten und Schweizern, in: Bauhofer, St. & N. Queloz (Eds.). Ausländer, Kriminalität und Straf­rechts­pflege. Chur: Rüegger, 289-311.
  • Eisner, M., Lamprecht, M. & Stamm, H.   (1993). Freizeit und Freizeitmobilität in der modernen Gesellschaft, in: Furrer, U. (Ed.). Wohnen mit dem Auto; Ursachen und Gestaltung auto­mobiler Freizeit. Zürich: Chronos, 33-53.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1992). Semantische Assoziation und Dissoziation von politischen Leitbegriffen – Ein neues text­analy­tisches Verfahren zur Identifikation von semantischen Assoziationsfeldern und einige Anwendungs­beispiele, in: Mohler, P., C. Züll et al. (Eds.). Neue Entwicklungen in der Inhalts­analyse. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, 120-145.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1992). Die politische Semantik des Freiheitsbegriffs im Schweizer Freisinn zwischen 1970 und 1982, in: Eisner, M. and Fux, B. (Eds.). Politische Sprache in der Schweiz zwischen Konflikt und KonsenZürich: Orell Füssli, 180-208.
  • Eisner, M. & Güller, P.   (1992). Mobilität und Lebensqualität, in: Hugger, P. (Ed.). Handbuch der Schweizerischen Volkskultur, Bd. 3. Zürich: Offizin, 1219-1240.
  • Eisner, M. and Fux, B. (1992). Einleitung: Politische Sprache in der Schweiz, in: Eisner, M. and Fux, B. (Eds.). Politische Sprache in der Schweiz zwischen Konflikt und Konsens. Zürich: Orell Füssli.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1991). 'Wer sind wir?' Wandel der politischen Identität in der Schweiz von 1840 bis 1987, in: Schwei­zerisches Sozialarchiv (Ed.). Bilder und Leitbilder der Schweiz. Zürich: Chronos, 29–65.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1991). Drogenpolitik als politischer Konfliktprozess, in: Böker, W. and J. Nelles (Eds.). Drogenpolitik wohin? Sachverhalte und Entwicklungen, Handlungs­vorschläge und Optionen. Bern: Haupt, 85–100.
  • Eisner, M.                  (1990). Stabilität und Wandel von politischer Sprache in der Schweiz, in: Bornschier, V. et al. (Eds.). Diskontinuität des sozialen Wandels; Entwicklung als Abfolge von Gesellschaftsmodellen und kulturellen Deutungsmustern. Frankfurt am Main.

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

Ph.D. Students

Students who consider applying for a PhD under my supervision should contact me by email with a short summary of their research proposal before submitting an application. I mainly supervise doctoral theses that use a quantitative approach in the following areas:

  • History of violence research
  • Causes of aggression and violence
  • Prevention and intervention research
  • International research on micro and macro-level predictors of violence.

There may be possibilities to conduct a PhD related to one of my on-going research projects. Please contact me for further information.

Wolfson Professor of Criminology
Director of Violence Research Centre
Professor Manuel  Eisner

Contact Details

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