Dr. Ben Crewe

Deputy Director of the Prisons Research Centre and Director, M.St. Penology Programme

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Dr. Ben Crewe has been at the Institute of Criminology since 2001, initially as a Nuffield Foundation New Career Development Fellow, and subsequently as a Senior Research Associate. He is currently Deputy Director of the Prisons Research Centre and Director of the MSt Penology Programme. From October 2015, he will hold a University Readership in Penology.

Ben is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology, Palgrave Communications and the Prison Service Journal. He is an International Associate Board member of Punishment and Society, and is one of the series editors of Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology (with Yvonne Jewkes and Thomas Ugelvik).

Current research projects include an ESRC-funded study of prisoners serving very long sentences from an early age (with Susie Hulley and Serena Wright), a NOMS-funded study of the role of prison governors, and - from September 2015 - a five-year, €2 million research project titled 'Penal policymaking and the prisoner experience: a comparative analysis', which will involve extensive fieldwork in England & Wales and one of the Nordic countries.