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Research Topics in Criminology

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

In addition to the research centres and projects, our lecturers all have their own subject specialities and research interests. These combine to bring teaching to life and to keep the Institute of Criminology at the forefront of much world research. Staff research topics include the development of criminal careers, sentencing, intermediate sanctions, mentally disordered offenders, the psychological effects of wrongful imprisonment, race and gender issues in criminal justice, the reintegration of ex-prisoners, youth justice systems, suicide in prisons, sex offenders, legal decision making, the effects of social and urban change on crime, and paternalism in criminal law. Full details can be found on members' individual pages.

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Prisoners to get bursaries to study at Cambridge

Sep 13, 2018

The University of Cambridge is to launch its first bursaries for prisoners to study at the institution, under an initiative that could ultimately lead to degrees being delivered behind bars. The four £5,000 bursaries, provided by Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education in partnership with the Longford Trust charity, will support serving or former prisoners to join other students on courses that involve spending 14 days at the institute.