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Research

The Institute is highly productive in terms of its academic research. It houses five active research centres: the Prisons Research Centre, the Centre for Analytic Criminology, the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics, the Violence Research Centre and the Centre for Community, gender and Social Justice.

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Ph.D Courses

The Institute of Criminology offers both full-time and part-time Ph.D. programmes.

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M.Phil Course

The one-year M.Phil. courses in Criminology and Criminological Research at the Institute are among the largest full-time graduate courses in Criminology in the United Kingdom.

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M.St Courses

The Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, UK has a worldwide reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. Information about our MSt courses can be found here.

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Undergraduate Courses

The Institute offers several undergraduate courses for students in Sociology and Law including a new joint Sociology/Criminology degree

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'Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

Nov 28, 2018

University of Cambridge criminologist Professor Manuel Eisner has plotted all cases of murder from the surviving rolls – covering the years 1300 to 1340 – onto a digital map of the old city to show for the first time the ‘hot spots’ of lethal violence in medieval London. First digital map of 142 murders recorded by city coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.

safeguarding children in the secure estate

Oct 18, 2018

History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report

Justice Service

Oct 12, 2018

In glorious autumn sunshine, the centre of Cambridge came to a standstill on Sunday morning to allow a huge procession from Trinity College to Great St Mary’s Church. The occasion was a service to celebrate and commemorate all those involved in preserving law and order and delivering justice in the county.