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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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The Institute of Criminology Features In Research Horizons

Mar 11, 2019

The latest issue of Research Horizons focuses on research linked with our local region, the East of England. It introduces many of outstanding research and outreach activities carried out by our very own Institute of Criminology’s academics. We hope you will particularly enjoy this edition of Research Horizons.

Dr Heather Strang Appointed As AEC President

Mar 07, 2019

Dr Heather Strang has been chosen to serve in 2019-2021 as the President of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, the international learned society founded in 1998 that sponsors the JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY as its official journal.

Date Confirmed for the Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Feb 25, 2019

The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019 will take place on Tuesday 25th June. The conference will present key findings from the FAIR Study, alongside a range of expert contributors to the field of families and imprisonment.

'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.


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Dr Cristobal Weinborn, winner of the 2018 Nigel Walker Prize with his certificate

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The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Institute of Criminology

Upcoming events