The research at RCR focuses on risk and/or crisis from a societal perspective, in contrast to a psychological or technical perspective. Many of the research projects are interdisciplinary and collaborative.
In the following description our main disciplines, research areas and research projects are briefly presented.
Risk research at RCR is primarily based on Criminology, Computer Science, Political Science and Sociology and the main topics are risk assessment, logistics and decision support, risk decision-making and trust, public understanding of risk and risk, power and governmentality.
RCR has been particularly successful in risk research about:
- The meaning and impact of heterogeneity, in terms of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and disabilities, on how people understand and perceive risk
- Risk of violence in different contexts
- Computer-based decision support in complex situations and logistics
- The meaning of trust for risk perception and decision-making
Crisis research at RCR is primarily based on Informatics, Law, Political Science and Sociology and the main topics are collaboration and management, disaster law, and the sociology of crisis.
RCR has been particularly successful in crisis research about:
- Management and collaboration before, during and after crises including
- Situational awareness in crises
- Crisis information and crisis communication
- Disaster law