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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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UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Jul 11, 2019

We were delighted to welcome Professor Ann Skelton to the Institute on Wednesday July 10th. Ann holds the UNESCO Chair in Education Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and is a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

'Can Computer Files Cut Crime?'

Jun 24, 2019

David Edmonds examines how algorithms are used in our criminal justice system, from predicting future crime to helping decide who does and doesn’t go to prison.

Merete Konnerup Awarded the 2019 Sir Robert Peel Medal

Jun 24, 2019

The 2019 Sir Robert Peel Medal will be awarded by Cambridge University’s Police Executive Programme to Merete Konnerup of the University College of Copenhagen. The Sir Robert Peel Medal is awarded annually for Outstanding Leadership in Evidence-Based Policing.

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.

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

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