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The Cambridge Crime Harm Index (CCHI) is the first system that measures the seriousness of crime harm to victims, and not just the number of officially recorded crimes. Since its publication in 2016, it has led to similar systems being adopted by the Office of National Statistics (UK), the Danish and Western Australian Police, and the creation of similar indices for Japan, California, Pennsylvania, and Sweden and other jurisdictions. The attached values are based on the Sentencing Guidelines for England and Wales, using the starting point for sentencing first offenders. The CCHI this excludes crimes detected by proactive policing, which are an indicator of police enforcement priorities rather than of the safety of victims and potential victims. The values for over 700 offence categories may be downloaded or copied from the spreadsheet on the link to this page, which the Institute provides as a resource for its students and the wider research community.

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Refugee Week: You, me and those who came before. Exhibition and Morning Tea

Jun 22, 2019

B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Jun 25, 2019

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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.

safeguarding children in the secure estate

Oct 18, 2018

History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report