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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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Merete Konnerup Awarded the 2019 Sir Robert Peel Medal

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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.