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Dec 2017

Professor David P. Farrington to receive the John Paul Scott Award for aggression research

David P. Farrington, Professor Emeritus of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, has been selected to receive the John Paul Scott Award of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA). The award recognises a 'significant or lifetime contribution to aggression research' and Professor Farrington will receive the award, and deliver the Scott Award Address, at ISRA's 23rd Biennial World Meeting in Paris on 12 July 2018. In recent years Professor Farrington has also received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology and the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award of the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology, as well as the August Vollmer Award of the American Society of Criminology, for outstanding contributions to the prevention of delinquency. He has also received the Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory.

8 Dec 2017

Child Protection in the Secure Estate in England and Wales 1960-2016

Loraine Gelsthorpe, Ben Jarman and Caroline Lanskey have joined forces with historians Lucy Delap (Cambridge) and Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) to investigate the historical and contemporary contexts that shaped approaches to child protection in the secure estate in England and Wales between 1960 and 2016. To learn more, please visit the History & Policy website.

10 Nov 2017

A faculty for freedom: Criminology students could help reform policy

"The more we study and understand people smuggling and the complex networks of criminals that surround it, the more effective the solutions will be". The Guardian Postgraduate Magazine talks to Dr Paolo Campana about the work on human smuggling carried out at the Institute of Criminology and our teaching provisions in the areas of people smuggling, human trafficking and criminal networks.

Nov 2017

Doctors Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow have released the first of the bi-annual Learning Together Newsletter

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27 Oct 2017

Professor Lawrence Sherman awarded Wilbur Cross Medal by Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Read more here.

16 Aug 2017

Counselling domestic abusers cuts offending by third

The BBC have reported on some very successful research by the Institute, which was led by Prof. Heather Strang. Click here or here to learn more.

UPDATE: This research has also been featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

13 Jul 2017

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Impact 2017

The Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology won the 2017 Impact Award for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, for its development of the Cambridge Crime Harm Index. The award recipients were Prof. Larry Sherman, Peter Neyroud, Eleanor Neyroud, Dr. Cristobal Weinborn and Dr. Barak Ariel. More information can be found here. (Scroll down for pictures of our award winners with the Vice-Chancellor.)

15 Jun 2017

20th Annual Nigel Walker Lecture

Prof. Candace Kruttschnitt (Toronto University) gave this year's lecture, which is held in memory of Prof. Nigel Walker, Institute Director (1973-1981). The lecture can be viewed here.

7 Jun 2017

European Criminology Award for Professor Manuel Eisner

See more: Here

20 Jan 2017

Prof Gelsthorpe 25 yrs service

On 19 December the Vice-Chancellor held a reception at the Old Schools to recognise and celebrate all who have reached their 25th year of service to the University. Among those celebrating this milestone was the Institute's Deputy Director Loraine Gelsthorpe, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Director of the Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice, Director of the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and Joint Convenor, CAMMIGRES (Cambridge Migration Research Network). (Photo: Nigel Luckhurst).

19 Jan 2017

Professor Per-Olof Wikström Hon PhD

On 19 January 2017 Professor Per-Olof Wikström received an honorary doctorate from the National University El Distancia in Madrid. This honour is awarded to those professionals who, due to their ability and personal and professional career, with national and international recognition, excel in the fields of science, technology, culture, teaching, research or any of the professional areas that provide value to society. (Photograph courtesy of the National University El Distancia, Madrid.)
More information can be found here

18 Jan 2017

New Researcher Aja Murray

We are delighted to announce that Aja Murray, a researcher working with Professor Manuel Eisner, has been awarded the Emmanuel College 2017 Alan Wilson Research Fellowship in biological and medical sciences. Aja was chosen from a field of 580 applicants for the three-year fellowship. She will continue to work with Professor Eisner at the Institute of Criminology, but the fellowship will also give her the opportunity to further develop her own already impressive research portfolio.