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Welcome to this Alumni page which we hope will be of particular interest to anyone who has completed the Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Certificate/MSt in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management or Prison Studies.

We would like to use this page to help you maintain your links with us as well as update you on what is going or what may be relevant.

We will post any items you are happy to provide for public circulation job changes/publications/Alumni Events.


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Some of you may like to read:

Suppression, denial, sublimation: Defending against the initial pains of very long life sentences

This is a study published by Serena Wright, Ben Crewe and Susie Hulley.

F*ck It!': Matza and the Mood of Fatalism in the Desistance Process

This is a study published by Mark Halsey, Ruth Armstrong and Serena Wright.

If you have any problems accessing these and would like a copy, please contact Serena at:

In Memorium

We were all very saddened to hear of the death of Christine Straw.

Christine was a former winner of the Kathleen McDermott Award as well achieving both course and thesis distinctions. Christine's fellow students have presented the Institute with a memorial bench which has been situated with the others outside the Institute. I hope many of you will have fond memories of Christine and remember her on your visits to the Institute.

Butler Trust Event

We were delighted to welcome so many past students to the Joint event held with the Butler Trust to celebrate their 30th Anniversary on 16th September.

The Event was called Research into Practice and guest speakers were Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms, Professor Shadd Maruna, Professor Mike Maguire, Dr Ben Crewe, HRH the Princess Royal (Butler Trust Patron) and Professor Alison Liebling.

Further details of the event can be found at:

Following the success of this event, there will be another on Wednesday 14th September 2016, followed by a dinner at Newnham College. Details of how to book for this event will appear in due course.

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