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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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BBC report on research that police patrols at Underground stations in London helps reduce crime

Jan 17, 2020

Research presented in a paper co-authored by Dr Barak Ariel (Institute of Criminology), Professor Lawrence Sherman (Institute of Criminology), and Mark Newton suggests that four 15-minute patrols per day at crime hot spots on the London Underground created a "phantom effect" lowering crime throughout the day.

The Reducing Crime podcast - Lawrence Sherman talks with Jerry Ratcliffe

Nov 19, 2019

Lawrence Sherman and Jerry Ratcliffe discuss the right questions to ask about algorithms in policing.