2015 The Butler Trust Research into Practice Conference

16th September 2015

Faculty of Law on Sidgick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DZ
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Research into Practice Conference.

This one day event, marking the Butler Trust’s 30th Anniversary and co-hosted by The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, featured talks by four of the world’s leading criminal justice researchers, and focused on emerging themes from their research, and implications for prison and probation managers.

In addition, Professor Alison Liebling, Director of the Institute of Criminology’s Prisons Research Centre, gave a talk immediately after the event.


The topics and each speakers’ presentations, can be found below. To go straight to a particular speech, click on the relevant link:

Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms,

Emeritus Professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

Prisons, order, and the development of virtues.
Video Speech and Slides


Professor Shadd Maruna,

Dean of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark (NJ).

What would a desistance-oriented prison and release process look like?
Video Speech and Slides


Professor Mike Maguire,

Professor of Criminology at University of South Wales, and Director of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice.

Offender management, mentoring and resettlement work in the “rehabilitative prison”.
Video Speech and Slides


Dr Ben Crewe,

Deputy Director of the Prisons Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, Univ. of Cambridge, and Director, Master of Studies (MSt) Penology Programme.

New and old problems of long term imprisonment.
Video Speech and Slides


HRH The Princess Royal and Patron of the Butler Trust,

Closing speech: Reflections on 30 Years of Engagement in the Criminal Justice System.
Video Speech

Professor Alison Liebling,

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Cambridge, and Director of the Prisons Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, Univ. of Cambridge.

Prisons, trust, and the role of the prison officer.
Audio Speech (below) and Slides


For further information written about the event, you can find a report by clicking here