Epidemiology of Lethal Violence
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Levels and patterns of violence vary hugely across armed conflicts as well as within conflicts—and sometimes even the advent of peace does not immediately reduce the rate of lethal violence in a society. Beginning in 2009, this project will draw upon newly created databases containing datasets on violence in conflicts such as Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to identify patterns and determinants of violence. The project will work with UN peacekeeping missions and conflict management specialists to develop an empirical study of violence during wars and post-conflict transitions.