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M.St in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management (Cambridge Penology Programme)

883x431 crimbuilding This course is designed for criminal justice practitioners and is open to members of HM Prison Service and the Probation Service, and also to other candidates working in the Criminal Justice System both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Students on the course are taught by Cambridge specialists with UK and overseas experience, complemented by leading visiting academics and practitioners. Staff have considerable experience of criminological research and of delivering postgraduate programmes for criminal justice practitioners.

Whilst this course is distinct to the MSt. in Applied Criminology and Police Management, each have their own specialist topics but there maybe occasions where they meet. Students have access to the Radzinowicz Library of Criminology (which houses one of the world's leading research collections on crime and criminology), and the opportunity to study for a Master's degree at one of the worlds leading universities.

If you are interested in studying on our M.St. programme, please browse our Resources for Prospective Penology Students page.

The course director is Dr Amy Ludlow.



Penology Course Handbook 2018

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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.

12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing

Oct 09, 2018

The Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in association with the Society for Evidence Based Policing presents the 12th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing.