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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.

The Institute of Criminology has updated all of its processes in line with the new data protection laws. This means that the Department will no longer hold any personal details for you after graduation. If you would like the University to add you to its Alumni lists, please use the following link to update your details and opt in:

For details on how Cambridge University uses any personal details, go to:


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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 Memoriam

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.

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