Research Topics in Criminology
The Institute is highly productive in terms of its academic research. It houses three active research centres: the Prisons Research Centre, the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+, previously part of SCoPiC) and the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics.
In addition to the research centres and projects, our lecturers all have their own subject specialities and research interests. These combine to bring teaching to life and to keep the Institute of Criminology at the forefront of much world research. Staff research topics include the development of criminal careers, sentencing, intermediate sanctions, mentally disordered offenders, the psychological effects of wrongful imprisonment, race and gender issues in criminal justice, the reintegration of ex-prisoners, youth justice systems, suicide in prisons, sex offenders, legal decision making, the effects of social and urban change on crime, and paternalism in criminal law. Full details can be found on members' individual pages.